Epona: A Celtic Deity for the Roman Cavalry

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While monotheistic religions like Islam, Judaism, and Islam worship only one god who created all and everything, the Celts were doing it a bit differently. From the god of knowledge to something as ‘small’ as the realm of riding horses, everything was allowed to have its god, even horses. However, the horse goddess of the …

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Vesta: The Roman Goddess of the Home and the Hearth

vesta goddess

Being able to conduct discipline just through eye contact and emanating the virtue of a leader are priceless qualities in a person. After all, such traits are found within people who lead an entire league of individuals in dire need of constant recalibration and protection. Like a shepherd protecting his sheep with his staff, people …

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Somnus: The Personification of Sleep

Somus Roman god of sleep

Even as a fan of Greco-Roman mythology, you may be forgiven for never having heard the name of Somnus. One of the more obscure deities in Greco-Roman mythology, Somnus or Hypnos (as was his Greek name) is the shadowy Roman god of sleep.  Indeed, he was considered the personification of sleep by the ancient Greeks …

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Ceres: Roman Goddess of Fertility and the Commoners

Ceres goddess

On the first of January in 1801, an Italian astronomer by the name of Giuseppe Piazzi discovered a whole new planet. While others were celebrating the new year, Giuseppe was busy doing other things. But, you got to give it to him, discovering a new planet is quite impressive. Unfortunately, it was a bit less …

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Minerva: Roman Goddess of Wisdom and Justice

Minerva

Minerva is a name that everyone will be familiar with. The Roman goddess of wisdom, justice, law, and victory is an extremely important part of the Roman pantheon and plays many important roles, such as the patron and sponsor of the arts and trade and even military strategy. While her association with war and battle …

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Vulcan: The Roman God of Fire and Volcanoes

Vulcan god of fire

Imagine being the god of fire and volcanoes, the ultimate dream of every teenage kid lying down on their bed and staring at the ceiling. Fire is one of the most important discoveries of mankind. After all, it kept the predators at bay on unnaturally dark nights, helped cook food and, most importantly, acted as …

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