Roman mythology

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Noun1.Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient RomansRoman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Epona - (possibly Roman mythology) Celtic goddess of horses and mules and asses
Mors - (Roman mythology) Roman god of death; counterpart of Thanatos
Mars - (Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus; counterpart of Greek Ares
Rea Silvia, Rhea Silvia - (Roman mythology) a vestal virgin who became the mother by Mars of the twins Romulus and Remus
Romulus - (Roman mythology) founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Mars and Rhea Silvia) abandoned them; Romulus killed Remus in an argument over the building of Rome
Remus - (Roman mythology) the twin brother of Romulus
Diana - (Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis
Minerva - (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena
Dido - (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas
Saturn - (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus; "Saturday is Saturn's Day"
Ceres - (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
Amor, Cupid - (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros
Sol - (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
Vulcan - (Roman mythology) god of fire and metal working; counterpart of Greek Hephaestus
Mercury - (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes
Janus - (Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passages; is depicted with two faces on opposite sides of his head
Juno - (Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage; wife and sister of Jupiter; counterpart of Greek Hera
Vesta - (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
Victoria - (Roman mythology) goddess of victory; counterpart of Greek Nike
Faunus - (Roman mythology) ancient rural deity; later considered a counterpart of Greek Pan
Neptune - (Roman mythology) god of the sea; counterpart of Greek Poseidon
Luna - (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
Aurora - (Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos
Tellus - (Roman mythology) goddess of the earth; protector of marriage and fertility; identified with Greek Gaea
Fortuna - (Roman mythology) the goddess of fortune and good luck; counterpart of Greek Tyche
Jove, Jupiter - (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
vestal virgin - (Roman mythology) one of the virgin priestesses consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta and to maintaining the sacred fire in her temple
Ops - (Roman mythology) goddess of abundance and fertility; wife of Saturn; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
Silvanus, Sylvanus - (Roman mythology) god of woods and fields and flocks; Pan is the Greek counterpart
bacchant - (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
bacchante - (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
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I read other books about that time, notably a small book on Grecian and Roman mythology, which I perused with such a passion for those pagan gods and goddesses that, if it had ever been a question of sacrificing to Diana, I do not really know whether I should have been able to refuse.
While Roman mythology may have influence in the stars as some people may believe, the '5 STARS' in successful association-event planning is actually an acronym:
Installed in 1989, the pyramid was yet to be when I first visited, but the rooms shown quickly in 'The Da Vinci Code' are memorable for painting upon painting, many of these filled with scenes from Greek and Roman mythology that I knew from high school literature class.
It is conventionally thought of as being named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology with two faces that look to the future and to the past.
He was closely associated with the Neoclassicist group of Ukrainian poets, who employed traditional poetic forms with rhyme and meter, wrote in a clear and accessible contemporary idiom, and often referenced Ancient Greek and Roman mythology as well as numerous other authors from world literature in their poetry.
Both moons are named after the sons of Ares, the Greek god of war, who was known as Mars in Roman mythology.
Professor Richard Spencer's new book investigates the Harry Potter series from an intriguing perspective, arguing that Rowling borrowed concepts from Greek and Roman mythology.
According to the ancient Roman mythology, Juno, the wife of the powerful god, Jupiter, became suspicious about her husband, when the latter covered himself - and his dwelling - with a giant cloud in the hope of concealing his merry-making from the better-half.
In Roman mythology who is the daughter of Jupiter and twin of Apollo?
Using as a research source Pierre Grimal's Dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology, we have found a number of 95 characters, of which we mention Antigone, Deianira, Heracles, Narcissus, Hylonome the Centaur, Niobe, Sappho, Jocasta, Melicertes (Palemon), Dido, Euphrates, Euridyce, Ajax, Ino (Leucothea), Cyone, Anticlea, Calydon, Melos, Phaedra, Thisbe, Parthenope, Althaea, Amata, Aura, Byblis--to mention just some of the names which are rather more popular resorted to the supreme gesture of ending their life in a free and consenting manner, either by hanging (most cases), or by tossing themselves into a void, a river or into the sea, by fire or sword.
Overall, she analyzes the destructive increase in competition during the Republic as viewed through Roman mythology.