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The Main Roman gods:JupiterHe was the master of the gods and the main god of the Romans. In his hand he held thunderbolts which he could hurl from the sky.JunoShe was the wife of Jupiter, the goddess of women and fertility. Her symbols were a pomegranate and a peacock.MarsHe was the god of war, the strongest and most fearsome god, except for Jupiter.VenusShe was the goddess of love and beauty.MinervaShe was the goddess of wisdom, learning, art crafts and industry. Her symbol was the owl.NeptuneHe was the powerful god of the sea. His symbol was the trident.CeresShe was the goddess of the harvest, always depicted carrying a bundle of grain.VulcanHe was the blacksmith of the gods and a god of the underworld. If he stoked his furness too hard volcanos might erupt. He was the god of blacksmiths and volcanos.DianaShe was the goddess of hunting and a goddess of the moon.BacchusHe was the god of wine and partying. Naturally, he was one of Rome's most popular gods.MercuryHe was the messenger of the gods. the wings on his helmet and sandals allowed him to travel very quickly to wherever a god might send him. He was the god of travellers and tradesmen.VestaShe was the goddess of the hearth and home. She was very important to Romans. In her temple a flame was always kept burning as in the 'hearth of Rome' the flame should never go out.

Roman Religion

by: Mrs. Hendrickson

Religion in Rome

Facts about Roman Religion

Influences in Roman Religion

1. The Romans took the Greek gods and mixed them with their own gods. They often would keep their name for the gods, mix the image with the Greek one, and add the duties that differed from their own.2. As new territory was added to the Roman Empire the Romans learned about their religion and gods. They believed that these were gods that watched over those areas, and were incorperated into the Roman pantheon. 3. Chrisitanity began in the Roman Empire. Christians were initally accepted, but later under the ruler Nero Christians were treated terribly and even killed. The religion persisted and by the time the Roman Empire fell it became the major religion in the Empire. Constantine was the first ruler to convert to Christianity (a death bed conversion).


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