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Latest Blog Posts for Religion of Ancient Rome

  • Roman Religion was different from Greek
    on Sep 11, 2009 in Theology
    Now the fact is that while Greek religion conquered Rome, Italy had an older religion of its own, which was not annihilated by the more brilliant newcomer, but remained beside it and never entered into entire fusion with it. The Romans were not a thi...
  • Mars
    on May 15, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    The Roman divinity most closely resembling the Greek Ares, and identified with him, was called Mars, Mamers, and Marspiter or Father Mars.The earliest Italian tribes, who were mostly engaged in the pursuit of husbandry, regarded this deity more espec...
  • Roman Apollo
    on Mar 23, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    The worship of Apollo never occupied the all-important position in Rome which it held in Greece, nor was it introduced till a comparatively late period. There was no sanctuary erected to this divinity until B.C. 430, when the Romans, in order to aver...
  • Diana
    on Feb 18, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    The Diana of the Romans was identified with the Greek Artemis, with whom she shares that peculiar tripartite character, which so strongly marks the individuality of the Greek goddess. In heaven she was Luna (the moon), on earth Diana (the huntress-go...
  • Roman Religion: Diana
    on Feb 18, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    The Diana of the Romans was identified with the Greek Artemis, with whom she shares that peculiar tripartite character, which so strongly marks the individuality of the Greek goddess. In heaven she was Luna (the moon), on earth Diana (the huntress-go...
  • August Festivals
    on Feb 11, 2009 in Festivals
    In August the farmer's hopes are at last realised, and the harvest is brought in. The season is marked by two closely connected festivals on the 21st and 25th in honour of the old divinity-pair, Consus (condere), the god of the storehouse and Ops, th
  • The Genius
    on Feb 9, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    The Genius is perhaps the most difficult conception in the Roman religion for the modern mind to grasp. It has been spoken of as the 'patron-saint' or 'guardian-angel,' both of them conceptions akin to that of the Genius, but both far
  • Roman Names for Greek Gods
    on Feb 5, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    Here is a basic list of the translations from the Greek Gods into the Roman:Zeus, Jupiter.Here, Juno.Poseidon, Neptune.Plouton, Pluto.Demeter, Ceres.Apollo, Apolo.Artemis, Diana.Hephaistos, Vulcan.Athene, Minerva.Ares, Mars.Aphrodite, Venu...
  • Roman Religion: Juno
    on Feb 3, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    Juno, the Roman divinity supposed to be identical with the Greek Hera, differed from her in the most salient points, for whereas Hera invariably appears as the haughty, unbending queen of heaven, Juno, on the other hand, is revered and beloved as the...
  • Juno
    on Feb 3, 2009 in Gods and Goddesses
    Juno, the Roman divinity supposed to be identical with the Greek Hera, differed from her in the most salient points, for whereas Hera invariably appears as the haughty, unbending queen of heaven, Juno, on the other hand, is revered and beloved as the...
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