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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