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Gods of the Roman Pantheon Adopted From Other Cultures
Deity Origin Description
Asclepius Greek God of healing.
Attis Phrygian God of growth, fertility and vegetation.
Bacchus Greek (Dionysos) God of wine.
Bellona Greek (Enyo), or Etruscan Goddess of war and battles. Her festivals were celebrated on March 24 (the Dies Sanguinis, the Day of Blood) and June 3.
Bubona Celt (Epona) Goddess of horses and cattle.
Ceres Greek (Demeter) Goddess of corn, agriculture and grain. Festivals: February 2, April 1 and 11-19, August 23, September 1, October 4-5, November 8, and December 3.
Cupid Greek God of love.
Cybele Phrygian (Magna Mater in Latin) The Great Mother.
Dis Greek (Pluto) God of the underworld and treasure in the form of gems and metals of the earth.
Endovelicus Iberian Celt Hispania The god of health and welfare.
Faunus Greek (Pan) God of the wilds and fertility. Festivals are Lupercalia on February 15 and Faunalia on December 5.
Furies Greek (Erinyes) Goddesses of Vengeance.
Hercules Greek (Herakles) God of victory and commercial enterprise.
Isis Egyptian Goddess of the earth.
Janus Italii, Latin or Etruscan (Ani) God of gates, doors, beginnings and endings. He was worshipped at the beginning of the harvest, the beginning of planting, at marriages, at births, etc. The month of January is named after him.
Mithras Persian God of the sun.
Ops Greek Goddess of the fertile earth, abundance, sowing, harvest and wealth. One of her festivals was on August 10, another festival was the Opalia, which was observed on December 9. The Opeconsiva, on August 25 was her primary festival, but was participated in only by her priests and the Vestal Virgins.
Salus Greek (Hygieia) Goddess of health and prosperity. Festival was celebrated on March 30.
Serapis Egyptian God of the sky.
Saturn Greek (Chronos) God of agriculture and the sowing of seeds. Saturnalia began on December 17 and lasted for seven days. During this festival, businesses closed and gifts were exchanged. Saturday is named after him.
Silvanus Greek (Pan) God of woods and fields.
Sol Greek (Helios) God of the sun.
Sol Invictus Syrian God of the sun.
Somnus Greek (Hypnos) God of sleep.
Tellus Greek (Gaia) Goddess of the earth. Fordicidia, held on April 15 was her festival.
Veiovis Etruscan (Veive) God of healing.
Victoria Greek (Nike) Goddess of victory.

Did you know?

The Romans had many gods and goddesses. Most of these were the same ones that the ancient Greeks worshipped, except that they had different names.


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