Aside from the spirits, worshipped privately at home, the romans had a large number of public gods many gods were believed to have taken part in the founding of rome all were consulted and. Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient rome's legendary origins and religious system, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the romans roman mythology may also refer to the modern study of these representations, and to the subject matter as represented in the literature and art of other cultures in any period. Bust of lucius, junius brutus (capitoline brutus), founder of the roman republic heritage images/contributor/getty images the quintessential early roman hero was the trojan prince aeneas, a figure from both greek and roman legend. Roman mythology from godchecker - the legendary mythology encyclopedia your guide to the roman gods, spirits, demons and legendary monsters our unique mythology dictionary includes original articles, pictures, facts and information from roman mythology: the classical gods of the romans. Roman gods this was especially true of the greek religion and mythology and explains the similarities between the gods, goddesses, ceremonies and traditions of ancient rome and ancient greece.
Simple descriptions of the main roman gods and goddesses, suitable for schools. Most of the greek gods and goddesses were adopted by the ancient romans, although in most cases there was a change of name in the table below is a list of the greek gods and heroes and their roman equivalents. Alluding to a primeval deity among the ancient roman gods, saturn (saturnus in latin) was regarded as the ruler of the earth during the 'lost' golden age that epitomized the balance between peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity. Roman myths the legend of romulus and remus (this is a roman story, not adopted from the greeks) jupiter and the bee jupiter, juno, and little io.
Roman gods roman gods - early pantheism roman gods originated in the ancient village of rome as the faceless and formless deities that supported farmers in their efforts with the land. Description gods in greek mythology, ie the collection of stories or myths of the ancient greeks about their gods, heroes and the natural world gods in roman mythology, ie the mythological beliefs about gods in the city of ancient rome time period iliad distributed 700 years before the roman. Mythical facts about roman gods for kids discover interesting information and fun facts about roman gods the fun facts about roman gods for kids provides a list detailing fascinating information to increase your knowledge about the deities of ancient rome and of roman history and mythology. Mythology, facts and information via the list of roman gods the content of this article provides interesting mythology, facts and information via a list of roman gods the greek and roman gods had similar roles and duties. God of the sky (zoos) distinguishing features: pinstriped suit, neatly trimmed grey beard, stormy eyes and a very large, dangerous lightning bolt.
Zeus (a greek god) is depicted here throwing lightning however, the romans would assume this was a depiction of jupiter, the king of gods the greek mythology names of the gods and goddesses varied from the roman names, although each culture ascribed to deities with comparable powers and spheres of influence. Roman gods: bacchus bacchus was the roman god of wine and merry-making and the son of the jupiter and semele the name of his festival was 'bacchanalia' which held between march 15 and 16 and been used to refer to any forms of drunken revelry. Roman gods and goddesses in the beginning roman gods were considered divine manifestations, faceless, formless, and powerful the idea of gods as anthropomorphized beings came later, with influences from the etruscan and greek pantheons. Myths, whether greek, roman, any other culture's, at the end of the day were concerned with the relationship between the gods and humans, differing in this regard from fairytales and folktales.
The roman gods are the more disciplined, militaristic and warlike version of their greek counterparts though for primordials the change is non-existent as they are the embodiments of their domains. Romulus and remus early roman mythology tells the story of how rome was founded by two twin gods named romulus and remus romulus and remus both wished to found a new city. Introduction in contrast to that of the greeks, roman mythology seems arid and impoverished as a rule the romans were, not myth-makers, and the myths they had were usually imported.
Jupiter was the most powerful of the gods should he have to bring order, he would hurl a thunderbolt jupiter was not afraid of anyone or anything he was the king of the gods, the ultimate authority, and his word was final. Major roman gods - a extensive list of the most important gods from the roman pantheon. Greek gods vs roman gods ancient mythologies have often been confused most especially between greek and roman gods, many still get confused if a particular god belongs to either the greek or roman mythology.
Here you'll find a list of roman gods and goddesses names (with the name of the corresponding greek god in brackets) when you click on an entry (provided it is a link), you can find out more about that god or goddess. Roman gods a complete list of roman gods, their names & their realms of influence this page is a list of the names of roman gods in ancient mythology and their roles it will be continually updated with additions, corrections and more information on each of the gods. A-z list of gods and goddess names from italy and roman europe many deities have more than one name our holy database currently contains 231 roman deity names and 188 separate entries.
The roman deities most familiar today are those the romans identified with greek counterparts (see interpretatio graeca), integrating greek myths, iconography, and sometimes religious practices into roman culture, including latin literature, roman art, and religious life as it was experienced throughout the empire. This is a list of roman gods and goddesses that are in roman mythology apollo- the god of the sun/rides the sun bacchus- the god of wine, parties/festivals, madness, and merriment.