Roman Mythology

Learn About the Unique World of Roman Mythology

The Difference Between the Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses

Most Greek gods and goddesses have Roman counter-parts. Most Roman gods are associated with the Greek's. Such as Zeus being Jupiter in the Roman mythology, and them both being gods of the sky but the roman version also being the god of storms.

Roman Mythology in Daily Life

Roman mythology affects the roman's daily life quite largely. Everyday most people go down to the towns temple that's dedicated to one or more of the Roman gods and goddesses. They also start every meal with a sacrifice of some of their food to the gods/goddesses along with a prayer to the gods/goddesses.

The Older Gods/Goddesses of Roman Mythology

The Roman goddesses Ops is the wife of Saturn and the mother of Jupiter, she is the goddesses of the harvest. Her counter part is Rhea. Saturn is the Italian god of corn and harvest and his Greek counter-part is the titan Cronus the father of Zeus and all the other Greek deities. Vulcan is the older of the Roman gods/goddesses and he is the god of fire, volcanoes, and smithing.

The End of All Roman Gods/Goddesses

In 392 CE a declaration was made by Theodosius, that stated that not only will blood sacrifices,but all forms of pagan worship including private worshiping rites shall be prohibited. Christianity was legalized and Paganism was outlawed, this all occurred in Rome. Paganism is a religion that has many gods/goddesses, considers Earth holy, and does not have a central authority.

By:Jauss Egberts