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  Roman Gods
He was the master of the gods and the main god of the Romans.
He was the flsmith of the gods and a god of the underworld.
Romans didn't tend to think that only their gods were the right ones.
www.roman-empire.net /children/gods.html   (892 words)

  
  Roman Mythology - MSN Encarta
Jupiter was the Roman form of the sky-god whom the Greeks worshiped as Zeus.
Among the earliest of the Greek gods to be accepted by the Romans were Castor and Polydeuces, divine twins who were believed to have intervened in the Romans’ favor at the battle of Lake Regillus in 484 bc.
Each family’s property was purified once a year in one of the oldest Roman festivals, called the Ambarvalia, in which families took part in a procession around their fields and sacrificed a pig, sheep, and bull and offered prayers to the god Mars for the health and prosperity of the fields, flocks, and family.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568005/Roman_Mythology.html   (2969 words)

  
 Greek and Roman gods
Neptune, in Roman mythology, god of the sea, son of the god Saturn, and brother of Jupiter, king of the gods, and Pluto, god of the dead.
Poseidon, in Greek mythology, god of the sea, the son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, and the brother of Zeus and Hades.
Pan, in Greek mythology, god of woods, fields, and fertility, the son of Hermes, messenger of the gods, and a nymph.
www.holysmoke.org /sdhok/greek.htm   (2234 words)

  
 Ancient Greek and Roman Gods - Table - MSN Encarta
As the Roman Empire expanded, it assimilated elements of the cultures it conquered.
When Roman and Greek culture mixed after the Romans conquered ancient Greece in the 3rd century bc, ancient Roman gods and goddesses became associated with those of the Greek civilization.
God of the sky; Ruler of the Titans (Roman mythology: God of agriculture)
encarta.msn.com /media_461564314_761568005_-1_1/Ancient_Greek_and_Roman_Gods.html   (191 words)

  
 Romans and latin: Roman gods   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Originally the god of the sky, Jupiter was worshiped as god of rain, thunder, and lightning.
The Romans identified Jupiter with Zeus, the supreme god of the Greeks, and assigned to the Roman god the attributes and myths of the Greek divinity; the Jupiter of Latin literature, therefore, has many Greek characteristics, but the Jupiter of Roman religious worship remained substantially untouched by the Greek influence.
God of the dead, the abductor and later the husband of Proserpine.
www.romans-latin.net /gods.htm   (956 words)

  
 Roman Gods
Roman gods originated in the ancient "village" of Rome as the faceless and formless deities that supported farmers in their efforts with the land.
The worship of Roman gods in Dii Familiaris went as far as to assign a protector spirit to different areas of the house.
Roman gods began taking on the forms that we would recognize today during the dynasty of the Etruscan kings that ruled the city of Rome in the 6th century BC.
www.allabouthistory.org /roman-gods.htm   (911 words)

  
 Roman Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
Some of the Roman Gods are at least as old as the founding of Rome.
A lectisternium is a banquet of the gods, where the statues of the gods were put upon cushions, and where these statues were offered meals.
Nevertheless, the Dii Consentes were not identified with Etruscan deities but rather with the Greek Olympian Gods (though the original character of the Roman Gods was different from the Greek, having no myths traditionally associated).
www.crystalinks.com /romegods.html   (321 words)

  
 LIFE IN THE ROMAN WORLD OF NERO AND ST. PAUL : ROMAN RELIGION--STATE AND INDIVIDUAL
The Romans were a conservative people, and many of the peculiarities of their worship were due to the retention of old forms which had lost such spirit as they once possessed.
To the Roman he is a man charged by a certain community with being dangerous to social order, to wit, causing factious disturbances and profaning the temple; and since he refuses to let the local authorities judge his case, and has exercised his citizen privilege by appealing to Caesar, to Caesar he is sent.
The Roman attitude towards the early Christians was partly that of a modern government towards Nihilists, and partly that of a generation or two ago to a blend of extreme Radical with extreme atheist.
www.annourbis.com /Roman-World-of-Nero/12875-8_roman_religion--state_and_individual.html   (4918 words)

  
 Roman Mythology
ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, various beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural held or practiced by the ancient Romans from the legendary period until Christianity finally completely supplanted the native religions of the Roman Empire at the start of the Middle Ages.
The indigetes were the original gods of the Roman state, and their names and nature are indicated by the titles of the earliest priests and by the fixed festivals of the calendar; 30 such gods were honored with special festivals.
aunus was the Roman god of the countryside and identified with the Greek Pan, god of the mountainside.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/8991/roman.html   (4901 words)

  
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Somehow or other, the Roman was always in the presence of his gods; he left his hearth, where they abode, only to find them again in the Forum, on the public highways, in the Senate, even in the fields, where they kept watch over the power of Rome.
At all times and on all occasions sacrifices were offered; the warriors and the diplomats were guided by auguries, and all authority, civil as well as military, partook of the priesthood, for the officer could not perform his duties unless he knew the rites and observances of the cult.
Thus the pax deorum is for Rüpke the normal state of affairs between men and gods: mutual non-intervention, to which the exception is contact with the divine for particular purposes, in defined situations, carried through very precisely and punctiliously (perhaps a reflection of the scrupulous pleonasm of legal language?).
www.lycos.com /info/roman-religion--gods.html   (771 words)

  
 NOVA ROMA ::: RELIGIO ROMANA ::: Gods and Goddesses
The Dii Inferi, Gods of the Underworld (Inferus) are Dis/Orcus and Proserpina, equated to the Greek Gods Hades/Plouton (Pluto in Latin) and Persephone.
For this reason, he is the most Roman of the Gods, representing the abundance of the fields, and the battles that must be won to keep and enlarge the provinces that kept Rome fed and thriving.
Volcanus, the God of the fire of the sky, the lightning and the fires caused by it, he is the raging fire (opposed to the domestic fire, Vesta).
www.novaroma.org /religio_romana/deities.html   (2489 words)

  
 List of Major Roman Gods
God of war, spring, growth in nature, agriculture, terror, anger, revenge, courage and fertility.
Mars was regarded as the father of the Roman people because he was the father of Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and husband to Bellona.
He was the most prominent of the military gods that were worshipped by the Roman legions.
www.unrv.com /culture/major-roman-god-list.php   (767 words)

  
 Roman Religion - History for Kids!
Like the Greeks, the Romans thought that there were many gods, and that these gods each controlled different parts of the world: storms, the ocean, marriage, flsmithing, and so forth.
The chief of the gods, for the Romans, was Jupiter.
For the Romans, as well, their emperors were gods, or something very close to gods, depending on who you asked.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/romans/religion/index.htm   (360 words)

  
 History & info - the Early Roman calendar
But since the Romans had, or had developed, a superstitious dread of even numbers, January was given an extra day; February was still left with an even number of days, but as that month was given over to the infernal gods, this was considered appropriate.
The so-called Roman republican calendar was supposedly introduced by the Etruscan Tarquinius Priscus (616-579 B.C.E.), according to tradition the fifth king of Rome.
Romans always reconciled differences between calendar and solar year lengths during the "Month of Purification." Whenever and however Roman calendars were modified to correspond to year length, it was always done after the 23rd day of February, traditionally the last day of the year.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-roman.html   (3765 words)

  
 The Roman Empire: in the First Century. The Roman Empire. Roman Gods | PBS
Roman religion was split in two: privately, families and households worshipped specific, individual spirits.
As a result, Roman gods were a blend of deities, with close similarities to the gods worshipped by the ancient Greeks.
As a result, the fact that Julius Caesar and his descendants were made into gods after they died was not just a way of honoring their achievements in power, it was also simple recognition of the fact that they belonged to a divine family.
www.pbs.org /empires/romans/empire/gods.html   (517 words)

  
 RomanRelics Gods and deities
Jupiter was worshipped as god of rain, thunder, and lightning.
God of the sea, son of the god Saturn, and brother of Jupiter.
God of the dead and the equivalent to Hades in Greek mythology.
www.romanrelics.com /gods.htm   (1120 words)

  
 list of roman gods
He was god of prophecies, the arts, light and the sun.
As sun god he was often depicted with rays fanning out from his head and riding a horse drawn chariot across the sky.
The Romans lost their cool when they were beaten by Carthage and so imported her from Pessinum, near Troy, as a remedy.
www.mariamilani.com /ancient_rome/List_of_Roman_Gods.htm   (1889 words)

  
 Roman Gods and Goddesses
For the Romans, everything in nature was thought to be inhabited by deities, which explains the large number of gods worshipped in the Roman pantheon.
Gods and goddesses of Rome were invoked for everything from healing to the sparking of the flame for firewood.
Romans believed that their gods had great influence over their daily lives and fates, therefore if a farmer wanted a good crop, he would pray to Ceres, the goddess of agriculture.
www.biblicalhistorytimeline.com /RomanGodsandGoddesses.htm   (1855 words)

  
 Ancient Roman Gods
The primary role of divine protectors of the Roman state is under the guardianship of the three major deities, also known as the "Capitoline Triad": Jupiter, Juno and Minerva which king Tarquinius Priscus used to replace the more ancient triad of Jupiter, Mars and Quirinus (Romulus).
This triad was in itself a Romanisation of the existing Etruscan gods Tinia, Uni and Menrva.
Being predecessors of the Romans it is clear that the deity preceded the Roman state or at least was contemporary with Ancient Rome.
www.mariamilani.com /ancient_rome/Ancient_Roman_Gods.htm   (268 words)

  
 Greek and Roman Mythology — FactMonster.com
God of fire; celestial flsmith; son of Zeus and Hera; husband of Aphrodite.
God of physicians and thieves; messenger of gods; son of Zeus and Maia.
Roman god of fruits and vegetables; husband of Pomona.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0197622.html   (3055 words)

  
 Rome Exposed - Roman Religion
Deities of conquered was adopted as Roman gods.
In 432B.C., the temple of Apollo, the god of healing was adopted from Cumae.
In 293B.C., the worship of Aesculapius, the god of medicine from Epidaurus was brought to the island of Tiber.
www.classicsunveiled.com /romel/html/religion.html   (1020 words)

  
 Roman Gods
Romans in the eastern part of the emperor, near Egypt and Western Asia worshipped the emperor.
King of the gods, and god of rain, thunder, and lightning
considered a fierce and unyielding god, deaf to prayers and unappeased by sacrifices.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0210200/ancient_rome/gods.htm   (873 words)

  
 Mythography | Roman Gods and Goddesses in Myth and Art
Roman Gods and Goddesses in Myth and Art
spirits and "minor" gods who were extremely important to the ancient Roman people; Cupid, Janus, and Liber are examples
these gods were imported into ancient Rome from far-flung regions of the Empire; some examples are Cybele and Isis
www.loggia.com /myth/gods1.html   (209 words)

  
 UNCG Classics - Roman Gods
They took a vow of chastity for the duration of their service, and the penalty for breaking it was death by being buried alive.
Household gods symbolic of the continuing life of the family and, later, of the Roman state; their name comes from the Latin word for "cupboard, food."
During the festival, slaves were given the right of free speech and were served at a feast by their masters, a remembrance of the Golden Age when all men were equal.
www.uncg.edu /cla/romgods.html   (619 words)

  
 The Roman province of Thysdrus with the world's most beautiful Roman amphitheatre. Voyage au coeur de la splendide ...
The Thysdrus province Roman history, historical events, roman architecture, historical maps, roman empire, roman gods, empire romain, the colosseum, roman mythology.
CD-ROM Roman history, historical events, roman architecture, historical maps, roman empire, roman gods, empire romain, the colosseum, roman mythology.
Roman history, historical events, roman architecture, historical maps, roman empire, roman gods, empire romain, the colosseum, roman mythology.
www.di.com.tn /thysdrus   (374 words)

  
 A Pocket Dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses (Getty Bookstore)
The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome have long been popular subjects in Western art, and references to them continue to appear today in art, literature, and films.
Because the ancient Romans adopted many of the Greek gods under different names— for instance, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, became the Roman goddess Venus—; the author helpfully gives the Roman names and attributes of the gods along with their Greek equivalents.
Richard Woff is deputy head of the education department at the British Museum and the author of The Ancient Greek Olympics and Bright-Eyed Athena.
www.getty.edu /bookstore/titles/goddess.html   (232 words)

  
 Classic Roman Mythology : Gods, Goddesses, Legends of the Romans and Etruscans
What the Romans did for us was to encourage Godliness on a grand scale.
Meanwhile, in Tuscany, sandwiched between Greek and Roman dynasties, the Etruscans or Etrurians seemed to have lived life to the full if their frescoes and artifacts are anything to go by.
But the Romans must have happened to them at some point - as they appropriated many of their Gods.
www.godchecker.com /pantheon/roman-mythology.php   (358 words)

  
 Roman Gods - The Fleshtones - Song Listings
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The Fleshtones could also rock pretty hard, and were willing to mix up their influences a bit (not many nuevo garage bands would pick Lee Dorsey as the source of their album's sole cover tune).
It's cool, it's not dumb, and it sounds great at a party -- Roman Gods is everything you've ever wanted in a garage revival album, and more!
www.mp3.com /albums/6081/summary.html   (361 words)

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