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Roman Gods and Goddesses

Aurora
Goddess of the Dawn
Bacchus God of wine.
Cerberus Guardian of the gates of Hades.
Ceres Goddess of the earth, grain (hence the word cereal) and of harvests.
Coelus God of Heaven.
Cupid God of Love. More ...
Diana Goddess of hunting, the moon, and of nature.
Dis God of the underworld.
Faunus God of fields and shepherds.
Flora Goddess of flowers. (Hence the words flora, florist.)
Janus God of of beginnings. He was resposible for the New Year and the Seasons. Contrast with the god Termini, god of boundaries.
Juno Queen of the gods and the wife of Jupiter.
Jupiter The Supreme God and the ruler of Heaven.
Liber Another name for Bacchus, the god of Wine.
Luna Goddess of the moon.
Mars The God of War.
Mercury The messenger of the gods.
Mors God of Death (note the derivation: mortitian, mortify)
Neptune God of the Seas
Nox Goddess of Night
Orcus God of the underworld.
Picus God of fortunetelling, and foreseeing the future.
Pomona Goddess of gardens and fruit trees.
Proserpina Goddess of the underworld.
Psyche Goddess of the soul. She was united with Cupid.
Salacia Goddess of the oceans.
Saturn Roman equivalent of the Greek god Cronus.
Somnus God of sleep.
Venus Goddess of love and beauty.
Vesta Goddess of the hearth. The Vestal Virgins were dedicated to this goddess.
Victoria Goddess of Victory.


For more information about Roman religion and practics, see Myths and Legends as well as this book Roman religious life and modes of worship.
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