List of Roman deities
A vast number of ancient Roman deities are known by name. The most familiar today are those the Romans identified with Greek counterparts (see interpretatio graeca), integrating Greek myths, iconograp...
Roman mythology
Roman mythology is the body of traditional stories pertaining to ancient Rome's legendary origins and religious system, as represented in the literature and visual arts of the Romans. "Roman mythology...
Roman gods
A vast number of ancient Roman deities are known by name. The most familiar today are those the Romans identified with Greek counterparts (see interpretatio graeca), integrating Greek myths, iconograp...
Laetitia (goddess)
Laetitia was a minor Roman goddess of gaiety. Her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy.
Sentinus deus
Sentinus deus is a Roman Mythology God who gives thought to an infant in his mother's womb, according to the Fable.
Lateranus
Lateranus is an ancient Roman tutelary god of hearths (foci) and a Genius of brick ovens, according to a satirical passage in the Christian writer Arnobius:The name Lateranus is based on the Latin ste...
Dii Familiaris
Religion in ancient Rome encompasses the ancestral ethnic religion of the city of Rome that the Romans used to define themselves as a people, as well as the adopted religious practices of peoples brou...
Hercules in ancient Rome
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Hercules was venerated as a divinized hero and incorporated into the legends of Rome's founding. The Romans adapted Greek myths and the iconography of Heracles into...
Novensiles
In ancient Roman religion, the dii (also di) Novensiles or Novensides are collective deities of obscure significance found in inscriptions, prayer formulary, and both ancient and early-Christian liter...
Aeneas
In Greco-Roman mythology, Aeneas (/aɪˈniːəs/; Greek: Αἰνείας, Aineías, possibly derived from Greek αἰνή meaning "praised") was a Trojan hero, the son of the prince Anchises and the goddess Venus (Aphr...
Devotio
In ancient Roman religion, the devotio was an extreme form of votum (an offering in fulfillment of an advance promise) in which a Roman general vowed to sacrifice his own life in battle along with the...
Epithets of Jupiter
The numerous epithets of Jupiter indicate the importance and variety of the god's cult in ancient Roman religion.
Jupiter's most ancient attested forms of cult are those of the state. The most imp...
Di indigetes
In Georg Wissowa's terminology, the di indigetes or indigites were Roman deities not adopted from other religions, as distinguished from the di novensides. Wissowa thus regarded the indigetes as "indi...
Acestes
In Roman mythology, Acestes or Egestes (Greek Ἄκέστης) was the son of the Sicilian river-god Crinisus by a Dardanian or Trojan woman named Egesta or Segesta.According to Servius, this woman Egesta or ...
Luna (goddess)
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon (Latin luna; cf. English "lunar"). She is often presented as the female complement of the Sun (Sol) conceived of as a god....
Elasioi
In Greek mythology, the Elasioi (Ancient Greek: Ἐλάσιοι, meaning 'Averters' or 'Expellers'; in Latin, 'Elasii') were minor personages with power to avert epileptic attacks. In the case of someone suff...
Tutor
A tutor is an instructor who gives private lessons. Shadow education is a name for private supplementary tutoring that is offered outside the mainstream education system.Normally, a tutor will help a ...
Rediculus
Rediculus was an ancient Roman divinity. He had a temple near the Porta Capena, as well as a campus sacred to him on the Appian Way.
This divinity was probably one of Rome's lares, a protector-god...
Iana (goddess)
Iana is the name of an ancient Roman goddess associated with arches and the moon, usually identified as either a form of Diana or the female counterpart of Janus.Varro (1st century BC) uses the name i...
Domiduca
In Roman mythology, the goddess Domiduca protects children on the way back to their parents' home. Her male counterpart was Domitius, Domidius or Domiducus, from domus, "house," and eo, ire, itum, "to...
Silvanae
In the religion of the Roman Empire, the Silvanae are nymphs or goddesses associated with the woodland god Silvanus. They are attested by inscriptions mainly in Pannonia, with a little more than a thi...
Nenia Dea
Nenia Dea (Engl.: Goddess Nenia; rarely Naenia) was an ancient funeral deity of Rome, who had a sanctuary outside of the Porta Viminalis. The cult of the Nenia is doubtlessly a very old one, but accor...