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  Greek and Roman Mythology — Infoplease.com
Roman god of fruits and vegetables; husband of Pomona.
Using Greek mythology as a metaphor to enhance supervision.
Norse mythology and the lives of the saints.
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  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.
mulius, in Roman mythology was a descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas.
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  NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Roman mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vulcan, in Roman mythology, is the son of Jupiter and Juno, and husband of Maia and Venus.
Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture, equivalent to the Greek Demeter.
In Greek mythology, Ismene was the youngest child of Oedipus and Jocasta, and the sister of Antigone, Eteocles and Polynices.
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 Roman mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An archaic Roman, by contrast, would tell you that Ceres had an official priest called a flamen, who was junior to the flamens of Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus, but senior to the flamens of Flora and Pomona.
The original religion of the early Romans was modified by the addition of numerous and conflicting beliefs in later times, and by the assimilation of a vast amount of Greek mythology.
The indigetes were the original gods of the Roman state (see List of Di Indigetes), 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.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Terminus (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Roman mythology, Fortuna (Greek equivalent Tyche) was the personification of luck, hopefully of good luck, but she could be represented veiled and blind, as modern depictions of Justice are seen, and came to represent the capriciousness of life.
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Styx was the principal river in the underworld.
In Roman mythology, Turnus was the son of King Daunus and the nymph Venilia.
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 Roman Mythology - MSN Encarta
Jupiter was the Roman form of the sky-god whom the Greeks worshiped as Zeus.
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.
The modern tradition of the bridal veil goes back to the Roman practice of veiling a young woman who was leaving the protection of her father’s home for that of her new husband, and who was therefore in a temporary state of religious vulnerability.
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 Greek mythology A-M - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Thessaly, and of the sea nymph Thetis, who rendered him invulnerable, except for the heel by which she held him, by dipping him in the river Styx.
In Greek mythology Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
In Greek mythology Ion was the son of Apollo and the Arthenian princess Creusa, whom Apollo raped on the Acropolis.
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 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Roman mythology -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roman mythology is the set of beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural held or practiced by the ancient Romans from early periods until Christianity finally completely supplanted the native religions of the Roman Empire.
The original religion of the early Romans was so modified by the addition of numerous and conflicting beliefs in later times, and by the assimilation of a vast amount of Greek mythology, that it cannot be reconstructed precisely.
The transference of the anthropomorphic qualities of Greek gods to Roman religion, and perhaps even more, the prevalence of Greek philosophy among well-educated Romans, brought about an increasing neglect of the old rites, and in the 1st century BC the religious importance of the old priestly offices declined rapidly.
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 World Mythology Encyclopedia, Greek Mythology, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek mythology, Zeuxippe was the daughter of Eridanus and the wife of Pandion.
In Egyptian mythology Uto was an earlier form of the goddess Buto.
In Druid mythology, Taranis is the god of the wheel, associated with forces of change.
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 Greek &. Roman Mythology (N-Z)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek mythology, Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion, the king of Thebes.
In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the wife of King Minos of Crete and mother of Phaedra and of the Minotaur.
In Greek mythology, Xuthus was a son of Helen by the nymph Orseis.
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 NOVA ROMA ::: RELIGIO ROMANA ::: Gods and Goddesses
The pious spirit of the Romans consists of a constant wish to bring the favour of the divine upon him, the family and the state.
As such, the Roman is naturally willing to pay the deserved homage and sacrifice to foreign deities, specially if he is in their land.
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.
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 Search: "Roman Mythology Queen"? - MetaCrawler
Roman mythology, queen of the gods, the wife and sister of the god Jupiter.
Roman mythology, queen of the gods, the wife and sister of Jupiter.
Roman mythology, queen of the gods or the queen of heaven.
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 BBC - History - Roman Religion Gallery
Religious practices and beliefs within the Roman empire were diverse, and varied between regions and individuals.
At their core, however, lay the state religion, which was the state-recognised and prescribed worship of traditional gods (like Jupiter and Mars), of the emperor (generally only when deceased), and of certain members of the imperial family ('the imperial cult').
Roman authorities were tolerant of other religions if they didn't threaten public order or Roman control.
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 Greek mythology and Roman mythology - papers
The status and treatment of women in Greek and Roman mythology proves to be not all that different from one another.
Joseph Campbell was a well-known writer in the areas of mythology and ritual, and frequently drew analogies between established religious practices and long-forerunning mythological beliefs.
Mythology, in his belief, was sacred history, and no matter what the culture, myths provided answers to the deep philosophical questions of who we are, why we are here, and what perspective, based on sociology and culture, defined existence Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Roman mythology
That is to say: until their poets began to borrow from Greek models in the later part of the Republic, the Romans had no sequential narratives about their gods comparable to the Titanomachy or the seduction of Zeus by Hera.
The transference of the anthropomorphic qualities of Greek gods to Roman ones, and perhaps even more, the prevalence of Greek philosophy among well-educated Romans, brought about an increasing neglect of the old rites, and in the 1st century BC the religious importance of the old priestly offices declined rapidly, though their civic importance remained.
In spite of the reforms instituted by Augustus, the Roman religion in the empire tended more and more to center on the imperial house, and Augustus himself was deified after death.
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 Figuring Out How Roman Mythology Got So Darned Mixed Up:Dummies
In 272 B.C., the Romans conquered Tarentum, and Livius became a slave to a Roman.
Romans were always the sort to take up new fashions, so they had no problem incorporating some foreign beliefs into their daily rituals.
Romans equated Osiris with Dionysus and Horus with Apollo.
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 The Mythology of the Constellations
By far, though, we owe the greatest debt to the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
The influence of both the Greek and Roman cultures may be plainly seen; the myths behind the constellations date back to ancient Greece, but we use their Latin names.
Mythology, of course, influenced the naming of many objects in the night sky, not just the constellations.
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 Roman Mythology Clipart ETC
Cupid Generally represented as a beatiful boy with wings, carrying a bow and quiver arrows, and is often spoken as blind or being blindfolded.
Diana Diana was a goddess of the Romans.
Pluto abducts Proserpina Roman god of the underworld and the judge of the dead
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 Roman Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
Some of the Roman Gods are at least as old as the founding of Rome.
For the Romans, everything in Nature is thought to be inhabited by numina, which explains the big number of deities in the Roman pantheon, as will be shown.
These are the three cornerstones of Roman religion, whose rites were conducted in the Capitoleum Vetus on the Capitoline Hill.
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 Classical mythology: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roman religion[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link].
Mythology is the study of myths: stories of a particular culture that it believes to be true and that feature a specific religious or belief system....
The ages of man are the stages of human existence on the earth according to classical mythology....
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 Category:Roman mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roman mythology is a mixture of general Greek and local myths about Rome and Roman gods and other Italian gods which are independent of Greek beliefs and tales.
Gods and some heroes in Greek mythology often appear in Roman mythology with different names, sometimes a name of a Roman/Italian deity that largely corresponded to a particular Greek deity, sometimes with a variation of the Greek name as adapted into Latin..
Greek deities and their Roman and Etruscan counterparts
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 ODYSSEY/Rome/Mythology
The Romans also adopted some of the Greek stories about their gods and how they related to each other, but the Roman deities always kept their Latin names.
The gods and spirits that protected the home were honored at the shrine, along with the family ancestors (a lar is an ancestor's spirit.) These ceremonies usually involved pouring libations (liquids such as milk, oil, or wine) on a sacrificial fire placed on the altar.
Traditional Roman religion grew out of the needs of a simple agricultural society and evolved to serve the political needs of the state.
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 Behind the Name: Roman Mythology Names
Juturna was the Roman goddess of fountains and springs.
Libitina was the Roman goddess of funerals, corpses and death.
In Roman mythology she was the goddess of peace.
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 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::
Jupiter won the draw and became the ruler of Olympus and the patron of the ancient Roman state.
This Statue of Zeus (Jupiter) was created by the famous Greek sculptor Pheidius during the 5th century B.C. It was considered one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
The painting "Jupiter and Io" by the 16th century Italian Renaissance painter artist Correggio, shows Jupiter in the form of a cloud planting a kiss on the cheek of an ecstatic Io.
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 Timeless Myths: Classical Mythology
While the Roman myth and legend was not written until the 1st BC to the decline of Roman Empire.
They and other Roman writers made classical myths so popular that the medieval Europe and modern society had the tendency to use the more popular Roman names for the Greek gods and heroes, than the Greek names.
During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, interests in Greek and Roman myths was renewed in arts and literatures.
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 Creation of the Earth: Greek and Roman Mythology
Jove, the principal god meantioned in the above myth, is another name for Jupiter, the supreme god in Roman mythology.
Saturn, a Roman god of fertility and agriculture, is associated with Cronus in Greek mythology.
Deucalion and Pyrrha, the sole survivors of the great flood, were not only husband and wife, but also half brother and half sister, both being the offspring of Prometheus by different mothers.
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 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Myths and Folktales: Myths: Roman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mythology of Saturn - Profile of the harvest deity Saturn.
Roman Gods and Goddesses - A table of deities of the Roman religion along with their attributes, compiled by Gregory Flood.
Roman Mythology - Various ancient Roman beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural.
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The ancient Romans used mythology as a combination of religion and stories and fables.
For each significant event in their lives, a prayer or sacrifice was made to a specific god or goddess depending on the event.
Roman myths were not neccesarily regarded as fact, but more as stories with messages to live by.
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 Mythography | Roman Mythology and Art
Although the ancient Romans were inspired by the mythology of their neighbors, the Greeks, they also had their own myths and traditions.
The tale of the founding of Rome by Romulus, as well as the stories of heroism and duty to the city (such as that of the Horatii, or of the brave Cloelia), are all part of Roman legend.
However, Roman myths tend to have a slightly different focus than Greek myths, for many Roman tales seem to have a more historical flavor.
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