Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Italy Blog #65: Rome: The Pantheon and the Gods

  Roman Gods
In this blog, we'll take you on a quick look at the Roman Gods in the Pantheon before we move on.

WHO ARE THE GODS DEPICTED IN THE PANTHEON? - Juno, Mars, Venus, Minerva, Vulcan, Neptune, Janus, Bacchus, and Diana, and others.  

Neptune
ODD FACT - Caligula, the Third Emperor took things a step further. In 40 AD, Caligula began appearing in public dressed as various Gods and Demigods such as Hercules, Mercury, Venus and Apollo. According to History.Co.Uk, he began referring to himself as a God when meeting with politicians, and was referred to as "Jupiter" in some public documents. Caligula had the heads removed from various statues of Gods and replaced with his own likeness in some temples. It is said that he wished to be worshipped as "Neos Helios" and the "New Sun" and was represented as a Sun God on Egyptian coins.

BRIEF VIDEO OF SOME ROMAN GODS: https://youtu.be/0vzyJwUXSkk


NEXT: The Trevi Fountain 

A RUNDOWN OF ROMAN GODS  
(according to http://www.roman-empire.net/religion/pantheon.html)


The Roman Gods

Name
Origin where known
Picture
Characteristics




Annona


Mythical personification of the annual food supply
Apollo
Greek

Good of healing and prophecy
Asclepius
Greek

God of healing
Attis
Phrygian

Beloved of Cybele
Bacchus
Greek as Dionysos
bacchus
God of wine
Bellona


Goddess of War
Bona Dea


The 'Good Goddess'; unnamed spirit whose rites were attended only by women
Cardea


Household goddess of door hinges
Castor & Pollux (Dioscuri)
Greek

Two legendary heroes
Ceres
Greek as Demeter
Ceres
Goddess of agriculture
Consus


God of the granary
Cybele
Phrygian

See 'Magna Mater'
Diana
Greek as Artemis
Diana
Goddess of light, also unity of peoples
Dis
Greek as Pluto

God of the underworld
Faunus
Greek as Pan

God of fertility
Flora


Goddess of fertility and flowers
Forculus


Household god of doors
Fortuna (also Fors, Fors Fortuna)

Fortuna
Goddess of good luck
Genius

Genius
Male spirit of the Roman family
Glaucus


A sea God
Hercules
Greek as Herakles

God of victory and commercial enterprise
Hermes


See Mercury
Isis
Egyptian
Isis
Goddess of the earth
Janus


God of doorways
Juno
Greek as Hera
Juno
Goddess of women
Jupiter (English Jove)
Greek as Zeus
Jupiter
God of the heavens
Juturna


Goddess of fountains
Lar (plural Lares)

Lar
a Spirit of the household
Larvae (or Lemures)


mischievous spirits of the dead
Liber


God of fertility and vine growing
Libitina


Goddess of the dead
Limentinus


Household god of the threshold
Magna Mater
Phrygian as Cybele

The 'Great Mother', goddess of nature
Magnes


Spirits of the dead
Mars

Mars
God of war
Mercury
Greek as Hermes
Mercury
God of merchants
Minerva
Greek as Athena
Minerva
Goddess of crafts and industry
Mithras
Persian as Mithra
Mithras
God of the sun
Neptune
Greek as Poseidon

God of the sea
Nundina


Presiding Goddess at the purification and naming of children
Ops


God of of the wealth of the harvest
Osiris
Egyptian

Consort of Isis
Pales


God/Goddess of shepherd
Penates


Household spirits of the store cupboard
Picumnus & Pilumnus


Agricultural gods associated with childbirth
 Pluto



Pomona
Hades in Greek
God of the Underworld, judge of the dead



Goddess of fruit

Portunus


God of harbours
Priapus


God of fertility in gardens and flocks
Quirinus


State god under whose name Romulus was worshipped
Robigus


God of mildew
Roma

Roma
Goddess of Rome
Sabazius
Phrygian

God of vegetation
Salus


God of health
Serapis
Egyptian

God of the sky
Saturn
Greek as Chronos

God of sowing
Silvanus

Silvanus
God of woods and fields
Sol
Helios
Sol
God of the sun
Tellus


Goddess of earth
Terminus


God of property boundaries
Venus
Greek as Aphrodite
Venus
Goddess of love
Vertumnus (also Vortumnus)


God of orchards
Vesta
Greek as Hestia
Vesta
Goddess of the hearth
Volturnus

Volturnus
God of the Tiber river
Vulcan
Greek as Hephaistos
Vulcan
God of fire

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