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  Roman Deities
Silvanus was the Roman god of the woodland and agriculture.
By the god Janus, Juturna was the mother of Fontus, the god of spring.
Fontus was the son of Janus, the god of passage, and of Juturna, the goddess of spring.
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 Olympian Gods
The Gods of Olympus are a race of superhumanly powerful humanoid beings who were worshipped by the ancient Greeks and Romans from about 2000 BC to 500 AD.
According to ancient myths, the primeval Earth goddess Gaea is the progenitor of the principal Olympian gods.
Neptune became the patron god of the water-breathing Atlanteans, Zeus sought that the Olympian gods be worshipped by the people of the land now known as Greece.
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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.enjoy.org /hstech/thinkquest02/Rome/religion.htm   (1791 words)

 Ancient Rome  ::  Roman Deities
Juno: Juno was the wife of Jupiter, therefore, the queen of the gods.
Vesta: Vesta was the goddess of the hearth.
Saturn: Saturn was the god of agriculture and the harvest.
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 The Goddess Vesta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vesta is the goddess of the hearth and its flame, the etymological equivalent of Hestia in Greek religion.
Her state cult was associated with the protection and stability of the city, and for this reason it was considered highly dangerous for the priestesses of the goddess, the Vestal Virgins, to neglect the essential duties of the cult, in particular, letting the flame on the hearth go out or violating their chastity.
Vesta's special animal was the ass, for according to myth, he protected her from being raped in her sleep by the fertility god Priapus by letting out a loud bray and awakening her (Ov.
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 List of Major Roman Gods
He was also considered the Patron god of Rome, and his temple was the official place of state business and sacrifices.
God of war, spring, growth in nature, agriculture, terror, anger, revenge, courage and fertility.
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)

 Consentes Dii
Originally the god of the sky, Jupiter was worshiped as god of rain, thunder, and lightning.
As Venus Genetrix, she was worshiped as the mother (by Anchises) of the hero Aeneas, the founder of the Roman people; as Venus Felix, the bringer of good fortune; as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory; and as Venus Verticordia, the protector of feminine chastity.
Households kept a fire burning on the hearth for Vesta (Above the hearth stood a statue of Lares, guard of the fields, and Penates protector of the house).
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 The Roman Pantheon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mars is a god with two sides, at once the fierce god of war and the patient god of agriculture.
Vesta is the protector of married women, the home, women in childbirth, and domestic matters in general.
Vulcan is the god of flsmithing and is the patron of artisans, craftsmen, and mechanics.
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 Roman mthology
Originally gods of cultivated fields, the Lares were worshiped by each household at the crossroads where its property joined that of others.
Hera, the wife of Zeus, was the goddess of marriage, and Ares, a son of Zeus, was the god of war.
The only one of the gods who was not beautiful, he was skilled in craftsmanship and forged the armor of the gods.
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 Traditional Roman Religion - Ancient Roman Empire Forums
These gods (known as the Olympian Gods) were thought to be very much like humans: they argued, fell in love, had children and in many ways mirrored human characteristics.
Each god had their own sphere of influence; for example, the God Neptune controlled the earth and sea with his trident, whereas the smith god Vulcan was said to cause volcanic eruptions when working on armour for other gods.
Vesta and Romulus) were still very popular, as they were among the first gods to be worshipped in Rome.
www.unrv.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=3171   (1476 words)

 Geology Page
Vesta has several large tectonic plates which dovetail as they connect, forming the surface of the planet.
Belenus means, "god of light, or shining one." This continent was named Belenus because it is warmer, more inhabitable to all forms of life and is a beautiful place of vast natural resources.
Vulcan mean "god of flash" and this named is appropriate to the region because of the burning embers that flash from the volcanic activity in the region.
www.world-builders.org /worlds/planets_03/vesta/vgeo.htm   (983 words)

When this particular Sun, Helios and Vesta, sent forth the Elohim to build and create the planets, each One was given a Scepter magnetized from that which forms the Cosmic Scepter of this system.
We drew the Archangels and Archaii, the Seraphim and Cherubim.
When a Sun God and Goddess choose to apply for the opportunity of,creating a solar system, They expand Their Sphere of Influence, to the point where the periphery would encompass all the planets, satellites and all belonging to the system.
www.geocities.com /ascendedmaster/Creation.html   (3810 words)

 Empires Past: Rome: Religion
Neptune was the god of the sea and earthquakes.
Apollo was the god of music and poetry and he was also the sun king.
Mercury was the god of thieves and Jupiter's messenger.
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A priestess-hood of specially chosen women (all virgins) were devoted to Vesta and supervised her worship (and the flame of her hearth).
Additionally, the Temple of Vesta included a curtained inner sanctuary called the penus (a Roman word meaning "inner storeroom or recess" which is etymological linked to penates - the gods of the household storeroom).
A "templum" was 1) an area of the sky which an augur (a Roman priest who divined the will of the gods by observing the flight of birds) had marked out for observing birds (taking the auguries); 2) a shrine of a god.
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 Zoroastrianism and the Baha'i Faith
The Vesta was burnt in the fire at the library of Alexandria.
A small remnant of the Vesta was salvaged and is known as the Zenda Vesta (meaning, remnant of the Vesta).
When they were all in the room, Zoroaster pointed to a statue of a god up on a shelf in the throne room with his walking stick, he said, O King is this the god these priests have told you about.
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 Vesta (Olympian Goddess)
Vesta once was a member of the ruling council of Olympian gods which was comprised of Zeus, Hera, Neptune, Demeter, and Vesta, together with Zeus's children Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Venus.
Her worship under the name of Vesta (as she was named Hestia at birth and was so worshipped in Greece) carried over to the ancient Romans after the survivors of the fallen city of Troy travelled to the lands of Italy.
Vesta was not mentioned by name in Thor I#301, but the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8 identified her as being one of the Olympians seen.
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 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 and Goddesses - Crystalinks
The idea of gods as anthropomorphized beings came later, with the influence from Etruscans and Greeks, which had human form.
Some of the Roman Gods are at least as old as the founding of Rome.
A groups of twelve Gods called Dii Consentes is especially honored by the Romans: Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Vesta, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Neptunus, Volcanus, and Apollo.
www.crystalinks.com /romegods.html   (321 words)

 Vesta - Feminine Solar Logos - Ascension Research Center
Vesta, the Roman "Goddess of the Hearth", was worshipped at home as the Deity of the family hearth (the family fireplace).
Vesta was considered to be the protector of the state as well as the home.
Vesta, October 11, 1998 The Temple of The Presence ®, Copyright © 1998 The Temple of The Presence ®
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 AUGUSTUS, The Last Judeo-Roman Epic: Roman Decadence
Thus, there must be separate gods so that the citizens of Rome may be blessed in all things -- in warfare, in knowledge, in love, in beauty, in fertility, in indulgence.
It is no wonder that the Romans lack restraint in sexual indulgence, for their gods parade their sexuality, even within the walls of this temple.
The gold of the east, the spices of the orient, the fabric of Egypt, the jewels of India, the ambrosia of the gods fuel Caesar's ambition of conquest.
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 Vesta, Flame and Hearth Goddess of Ancient Rome--Vesta Hestia fire goddess Vestal Virgins fire gods Roman gods and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vesta is the Roman Goddess of Fire and the Hearth, whose circular temple in Rome was considered the central hearth of the City.
Vesta is one of the most ancient Roman goddesses, whose worship remained of an ancient character.
Vesta represents the sacred heart or hearth of the home, the central fire which supplies heat and on which food is cooked.
www.thaliatook.com /vesta.html   (389 words)

 .: Albany Democrat-Herald :. Archives
Virgil and Vesta Rhoades have spent over half their married life in Lebanon — 42 years.
Virgil, 94, still drives out on his tractor and chops wood everyday and Vesta, 92, can still outwork her grandaughter in the fields with a scythe, relatives said.
Vesta came from a family of four brothers and four sisters.
www.dhonline.com /articles/2006/06/08/news/local/news02.txt   (501 words)

 Greek and Roman Gods
Lord of the sky and supreme ruler of the gods.
God of war and son of Zeus and Hera.
God of the sky; Ruler of the Titans (Roman mythology: God of agriculture)
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Vesta is the most geologically diverse of the large asteroids and the only known one with distinctive light and dark areas - much like the face of our Moon.
Vesta Tilley was born Matilda Alice Powles on the 13th May 1864 in Commandery...
Vesta (IPA / v st /, (key) ves'-t) is the second most massive object in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter...
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 Goddessing: Goddess Religion, Pagan Blog
On this day, the curtains that concealed the inner sanctum of Vesta's temple and the holy objects associated with it were drawn back, and between June 9 and June 15 all women were allowed to enter this holy of holies, shoeless, to worship and make food offerings or sacrifices to the goddess.
On the 15th, the Vestals held a cleaning or purification ritual, the curtain was again drawn around the area, and for the rest of the year the sacred precinct was open only to the Vestals.
The importance to Rome and Romans of Vesta's sacred flame and of the Vestal Virgins who guarded and tended it, however, cannot be questioned.
www.goddessmystic.com /2006/06/vestalia-vesta-vestal-virgins.shtml   (1485 words)

 Caca, the Roman Goddess of Fire--fire goddess purity hearth goddess penates roman goddess pagan gods and goddesses ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She is considered one of the Penates, or the household Gods who watch over the store-room or penus of the house, and whose altar is the central hearth.
Vesta Herself was sometimes considered a Penate, likely through Her connection with Caca, and penus was also used of the special storeroom in the Temple of Vesta that housed the sacred relics which, in the legend, were brought by Aeneas out of the ruins of Troy.
In later times Vesta was considered a Penate, for as every house had its hearth, so every house had its own Vesta.
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The romans believed in worshiping many gods such as gods of the stars, moon and sun to even gods of the household.
Many of the Gods worshiped were from Egypt and Greece that were brought into the Empire.
The priests would look for Omens from their gods such as watching the flight of birds, cloud and star formation and they would even watch the chickens.
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 Vestal Virgin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their primary task was to maintain the sacred fire of Vesta.
It burned until 394, when the Emperor Theodosius I's decrees forbade public pagan worship, had the fire extinguished, closed the Temple of Vesta and disbanded the Vestal Virgins.
The paramour of a guilty Vestal was whipped to death in the Forum Boarium or on the Comitium; the guilty Vestal Virgin was buried alive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vestal_Virgin   (1811 words)

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