Shining. God of the sun, prophecy, music, healing, medicine, oracles, reason, inspiration, the arts, magick.
Corn Goddess. Eternal Mother. the Sorrowing Mother. Grain Mother. Goddess of agriculture, grain, crops, initiation, civilization, lawgiver and the love a mother bears for her child. Protectress of women, motherhood, marriage. Daughter of Saturn and Ops. She and her daughter Proserpine were the counterparts of the Greek goddesses Demeter and Persephone. Her worship involved fertility rites and rites for the dead, and her chief festival was the Cerealia.
Fertility Goddess. Moon Goddess. Huntress Goddess. Lady of Beasts. Queen of Heaven. Triple Goddess- Lunar Virgin, Mother of Creatures, the Huntress or Destroyer. Goddess of nature, fertility, childbirth, wildwood, moon, forests, animals, mountains, woods, and women. Goddess of the hunt. In Roman art Diana usually appears as a huntress with bow and arrow, along with a hunting dog or a stag. Both a virgin goddess and an earth goddess, she was identified with the Greek Artemis. She is praised for her strength, athletic grace, beauty and her hunting skills. With two other deities she made up a trinity: Egeria the water nymph (her servant and assistant midwife), and Virbius (the woodland god).
Regina. Queen. Juno Moneta- she who warns. Moon Goddess. Queen of Heaven. Lady. Earth Goddess. She who warns. Great Mother. Patron goddess of Rome and the Roman empire. Protectress of women, marriage, the home, childbirth. Goddess of light, women's fertility, the MOon, renewal, purification, the sky, death, pain, punishment. Queen of the gods, the wife and sister of the god Jupiter. She was the protector of women and was worshiped under several names. As Juno Pronuba she presided over marriage; as Juno Lucina she aided women in childbirth; and as Juno Regina she was the special counselor and protector of the Roman state. She is considered to be the female counterpart to Jupiter, king of the gods. Every year, on the first of March, women held a festival in honor of Juno called the Matronalia. To this day, many people consider the month of June, which is named after the goddess to be the most favorable time to marry. The peacock is sacred to Juno. Her Greek mythology counterpart was Hera.
Jupiter(Jove, Optimus Maximus)(Zeus)
Supreme God. Dies Pater- Shining Father. Latarius- God of Latium.The Smiter. Best and Greatest. Stayer. Great God. Lord of the Heavens. Sky God. Warrior God. Protector of laws, justice, the weak. Lord of all high things, clouds, rain, wind, thunder, mountain tops, lightning, the state and its laws. God of light and sky, the Elements, agriculture, honor, riches, friendships, health, luck, the heart's desires, protection, light. King of the Roman gods, son of Saturn (whom he overthrew) and Ops, brother and husband of Juno. He was particularly concerned with oaths, treaties, confederations and with the most ancient and sacred form of marriage. Jupiter, the name, is derived from the same root word as Zeus (bright). He was improperly called Jove also. Originally the god of the sky, Jupiter was worshiped as god of rain, thunder, and lightning. He developed into the prime protector of the state, and as the protector of Rome he was called Jupiter Optimus Maximus. As Jupiter Fidius he was guardian of law, defender of truth, and protector of justice and virtue. The Romans identified Jupiter with Zeus, the supreme god of the Greeks, and assigned to the Roman god the attributes and myths of the Greek divinity; the Jupiter of Latin literature, therefore, has many Greek characteristics, but the Jupiter of Roman religious worship remained substantially untouched by the Greek influence. With the goddesses Juno and Minerva, Jupiter formed the triad whose worship was the central cult of the Roman state.
God of war, spring, growth in nature, agriculture, terror, anger, revenge, courage and fertility. Protector of cattle. The son of Jupiter and Juno, he was the god of war. Mars was regarded as the father of the Roman people because he was the father of Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and husband to Bellona. He was the most prominent of the military gods that were worshipped by the Roman legions. The martial Romans considered him second in importance only to Jupiter. His festivals were held in March (named for him) and October. Mars was identified with the Greek Ares.
Mercurius. Messenger of the Gods. God of trade, profit, merchants, travelers, commerce, transport, thievery, cunning, success, magick, travel, profits, gambling, mischief, crossroards, athletes, eloquence, merchants, messages. Mercury was the son of Jupiter and of Maia, the daughter of the Titan Atlas. Mercury also shared many of the attributes of the Greek god Hermes.He was often depicted holding a purse, to symbolize his business functions.
Virgin Warrior Goddess. Maiden Goddess. As Minerva Medica she is the patroness of physicians. Patroness of craftsmen. Goddess of wisdom, medicine, women's rights, freedom, the arts, dyeing, science, trade, protection, writng, music, the sciences, sculptures, potters, architects, skills, renewal, prudence, wise counsel, peace, embroidery, horses and oxen, snakes, pillars, trees, medicine, war, schools. Ovid called her the "goddess of a thousand works." Her Greek mythology counterpart was Athena, and Minerva too sprung fully grown, and fully armored, from the head of Jupiter.
Sea God. God of the sea, ships, earthquakes, horses, bulls, lakes, storms, rivers, fishermen. Son of Saturn, and brother to Jupiter and Pluto. Usually shown carrying a trident and rising from the sea.His Greek mythology counterpart was Poseidon.
Moon Goddess. Vegetation Goddess. Patroness of vegetation, gardens, vineyards and flowers. Goddess of love and beauty, the joy of physical love, fertility, continued creation, renewal, herbal magick. As the goddess of love, Venus is the "queen of pleasure" and mother of the Roman people. Possibly the daughter of Jupiter, she was the daughter of Dione. Venus was the wife of Vulcan, god of metalwork, but she was often unfaithful to him. Among her many lovers were Mars, the god of war; and the handsome shepherd Adonis. Venus was also the mother (by Mercury) of Cupid, god of love. She was the goddess of chastity in women, despite the fact that she had many affairs with both gods and mortals. As Venus Genetrix, she was worshiped as the mother (by Anchises) of the hero Aeneas, the founder of the Roman people; as Venus Felix, the bringer of good fortune; as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory; and as Venus Verticordia, the protector of feminine chastity. Venus is also a nature goddess, associated with the arrival of spring. She is the bringer of joy to gods and humans. Venus really had no myths of her own but was so closely identified with the Greek Aphrodite that she "took over" Aphrodite's myths.
The Shining One. One of Light. Hearth Goddess. Fire Goddess. Goddess of the hearth, of domestic and ceremonial fires. Households kept a fire burning on the hearth for Vesta (Above the hearth stood a statue of Lares, guard of the fields, and Penates protector of the house). Rome kept an "eternal" fire burning in the main temple dedicated to Vesta. This fire was attended to by the Vestal Virgins, (Six spotless virgins, who were selected by lot from maidens between the ages of six and ten from prominent Roman families, who were sworn to chastity and served for 30 years before they were allowed to marry, if they wanted. If they lost their virginity before the 30-year term ended, they were buried alive.) and was only allowed to be extinguished and rekindled but once a year at the beginning of the new year. Her Greek counterpart was Hestia, one of the 12 great Olympians.
Vulcanus. Mulciber. The Divine Smith. God of fire, especially destructive fire, craftsmanship, the sun, thunderbolt, fire, battles, blacksmiths, thunder, volcanoes, craftsmen, jewelry making, mechanics. A son of Jupiter and Juno. He was also called Mulciber. He was the craftsman that forged the armor of the gods, their drinking vessels, and many of their objects of ornamentation. He also forged the thunderbolts of Jupiter.The Cyclops assisted him in his work. It is said he built metal robots that carried out his every order. Venus was his wife, and because he trapped her in a comprimising position with her lover Mars, Vulcan was considered the patron of cuckolds. Vulcan was also the god of fire, usually in destructive form like forest fires, volcano eruptions, etc. Because of this his temples were always built outside of the town. Originally an old Italian deity, Vulcan was identified with the Greek god Hephaestus in classical times.
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