Neptune: Roman God of the Sea

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Like many Roman gods and goddesses, Neptune shares many visual, religious, and symbolic associations with his Greek counterpart, Poseidon, who tends to hold a more pre-eminent position in the modern imagination. This is partly due to the fact that Neptune does not feature in much Roman literature, except in his notable role in the Virgilian …

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Mars: The Roman God of War

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One of the first things that comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘Mars’ is most likely the twinkling red planet soon to be conquered by Elon Musk. However, did you ever stop to think about the namesake of this devilishly sanguine world suspended in outer space? The color red represents aggression, …

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Pluto: The Roman God of the Underworld

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Some of you may know Pluto as a Disney character. But, did you know that the character was actually named after a dwarf planet in our solar system? And then again, did you know that the name of this dwarf planet was based on a god of ancient Greece and ancient Rome? Indeed, even Disney …

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Juno: the Roman Queen of the Gods and Goddesses

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Protection is perhaps one of the most defining traits of what truly forges a well-respected deity.  With the throbs of power, charisma, flair, and countless tales to their name, a deity with such characteristics would have mastered the art of protection and defense. Of all the Roman gods and goddesses, Jupiter, the King of Gods, …

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Saturn: Roman God of Agriculture 

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If you have read anything about Roman mythology and their gods, the chances are that you have heard of Saturn, most probably in connection with the festivals that were dedicated to the god of agriculture. Associated with agriculture, harvest, wealth, abundance, and time, Saturn was one of the most powerful gods of the archaic Romans.  …

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Jupiter: The Almighty God of Roman Mythology

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Looking over the Roman pantheon, one can’t help thinking the various gods all look . . . familiar. Their domains, abilities and relationships all seem suspiciously similar to those of many of the Greek deities, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Romans believed heavily in syncretic religion, or the blending of beliefs, deities, …

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