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List of Gods : "Roman"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription
God name
"Mars"
Roman An ancient Roman god, who was at an early period identified by the Romans with the Greek Ares, or the god delighting in bloody war, although there are a variety of indications that the Italian Mars was originally a divinity of a very different nature. Roman
Goddess name
"Mater Matuta"
Roman Goddess of the dawn, the sky and seafaring Roman
Goddess name
"Matres"
Celtic Triads of mother goddesses Roman / Pan-Celtic
Goddess name
"May-day"
Roman Polydore Virgil says that the Roman youths used to go into the fields and spend the calends of May in dancing and singing in honour of Flora, goddess of fruits and flowers. The early English consecrated May-day to Robin Hood and the Maid Marian, because the favourite outlaw died on that day. Stow says the villagers used to set up May-poles, and spend the day in archery, morris-dancing, and other amusements.
Goddess name
"Meditirina"
Roman Goddess of healing Roman
Goddess name
"Meditrina"
Roman Goddess of healing, of Medicine Roman
Goddess name
"Meditrina"
Roman Goddess of healing. Syncretized into the cult of AESCULAPIUS....
Goddess name
"Mefitis"
Roman This goddess was associated with sulfur springs

"Mellonia"
Roman A Roman divinity, who was believed to protect the honey, but is otherwise unknown.
Goddess name
"Mellonia"
Roman Goddess of bees. MELQART...
God name
"Men"
Phrygian / Turkey moon god. Ruler of both upper and lower worlds. Probably also a god of healing, he was subsequently adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The cult was popular during the imperial period, but its inscriptions were written in Greek....
God name
"Men Ascaenus"
Antioch - near - Pisidia Local tutelary god. Possibly originating as a Persian moon god and known chiefly from a description by Strabo. He enjoyed a substantial cult including a temple some 1,200 meters above sea level. His symbol is the head of a bull above a crescent moon and wreath; it appears on local coinage circa AD 200. The popularity of the cult earned antagonism from the Roman occupation.See also MEN....
Spirit name
"Mens"
Roman I. e. mind, a personification of mind, worshipped by the Romans. She had a sanctuary on the Capitol. The object of her worship was that the citizens might always be guided by a right and just spirit. Roman

"Menulis"
Roman A Roman divinity who had a grove and temple in the Esquiliae, on a spot which it was thought fatal to enter.
Goddess name
"Mephitis"
Roman Goddess of healing and poisonous gases. Roman
God name
"Mercury"
Roman God of astronomy, commerce, messengers, eloquence and sidelines as the messenger of the gods. Roman
God name
"Mercury/ Mecurius"
Roman A god of astronomy, commerce, messengers, eloquence & sidelines as the messenger of the gods
Goddess name
"Messor"
Roman Minor goddess concerned with the growth and harvesting of crops Roman
God name
"Messor"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Concerned with the growth and harvesting of crops....
God name
"Midir"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic god. Appears in polymorphic form. According to legend the consort of Etain and ruler of the land of Mag Mor. He lost an eye when hit by a hazel wand; the eye was replaced by DIANCECHT, the physician god. In Roman times he became more of an underworld deity. Also Mider....
God name
"Minos"
Greco - Roman Minor underworld god. A son of Zeus and Europa. The mythical king of Crete. One of three judges of the dead souls entering Hades. His cult is linked with the worship of bulls....

"Mithras"
Roman About the time of the Roman emperors his worship was introduced at Rome, and thence spread over all parts of the wearing the Phrygian cap and attire, and kneeling on a bull which is thrown on the ground, and whose throat he is cutting. The bull is at the same time attacked by a dog, a serpent, and a scorpion. This group appears frequently among ancient works of art. Roman
God name
"Mithras"
Greco - Roman God of soldiers. Derived from the Indian-Persian model. He became particularly prominent among military people throughout the Roman Empire during the first and second centuries AD, as a god symbolizing loyalty and truth. The cult was performed in an underground temple, the mitbraeum, and involved the sacrifice of a bull. Mithraism, under Roman influence, was an exclusively male cult....
God name
"Moccus"
Roman / Celtic / European Local swine god. Assimilated with Mercury.See also MERCURIUS....
God name
"Mogounos"
Britain A Celtic god worshipped in Roman Britain and in Gaul. The main evidence is from altars dedicated to the god by Roman soldiers, but the deity is not a native Italic one.
Deity name
"Mogounos"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Local tribal deity. Assimilated with APOLLO....

"Moneta"
Roman A surname of Juno among the Romans, by which she was characterised as the protectress of money. Roman
Goddess name
"Moneta"
Roman Minor goddess of prosperity. The spirit of the mint, known particularly from the second century BC....

"Moon-drop"
Roman In Latin, virus lunare, a vaporous drop supposed to be shed by the moon on certain herbs and other objects, when influenced by incantations. Roman

"Morgane"
s A fay to whose charge Zephyr committed young Passelyon and his cousin Bennucq. Passelyon fell in love with Morgane's daughter, and the adventures of these young lovers are related in the romance of Pereeforest.

"Mors"
Roman The personification of death. Roman
Goddess name
"Mors"
Roman Minor god of death. Mors replaces the Greek THANATOS and, according to legend, is one of the twin sons of NYX, goddess of the night. He lives in part of the remote cave occupied by SOMNUS, god of sleep, beside the river Lethe. Ovid depicts him as a hideous and cadaverous figure dressed in a winding sheet and holding a scythe and hour glass. Known particularly through Lacedaemonian culture where twin statues of Mors and Somnus were placed side by side....
Goddess name
"Morta"
Roman Was the goddess of death. She is one of the Parcae. The term Morta is related to the Roman conception of the Fates. Roman
Goddess name
"Morta"
Roman Goddess of death. In later Roman times she becomes linked with the birth goddesses DECIMA and NONA, as a trio of goddesses of fate, the PARCAE....
God name
"Mulciber"
Roman A surname of Vulcan, which seems to have been given to the god as a euphemism, and for the sake of a good omen, that he might not consume by ravaging fire the habitations and property of men, but might kindly and benevolently aid men in their pursuits. Roman
God name
"Mullo"
British God of mules. He is known from inscriptions and is associated with the god Mars in the form of Mars Mullo Roman / British
God name
"Mullo"
Roman / Celtic Mule god. Known from inscriptions and apparently associated with the god MARS....

"Murcia"
Roman Murtea or Murtia. A surname of Venus at Rome, where she had a chapel in the circus. Roman
God name
"Murcury"
Greek The name Mercury is connected with the root merx (merchandise) and mercari (to deal, trade). The early Romans, being above all countrymen, had no need for a god of commerce. The Roman Mercury appeared only about the fifth century BCE. and was exclusively the god of merchants. For long he was known only in this capacity so that Plautus, in his prologue to Amphitryon, reminds his audience that Mercury presided over messages and commerce. Like certain other minor divinities - Pecunia, Aesculanus, Argentinus - he watched over tradesmen's profits. Greek
Goddess name
"Muta"
Roman Goddess of silence. Roman
God name
"Mutinus"
Roman A minor fertility god of, strongly ityphallic & invoked by women wanting to bear children
God name
"Mutinus"
Roman Minor fertility god. Depicted as strongly ithyphallic and invoked by women seeking to bear children....
Demon name
"Mutinus or Mutunus"
Roman That is, the phallus, or Priapus, which was believed to be the most powerful averter of demons, and of all evil that resulted from pride and boastfulness, and the like. Roman
Goddess name
"Naenia"
Roman A dirge or lamentation such as was uttered at funerals, either by relatives of the deceased or by hired persons. At Rome Naenia was personified and worshipped as a goddess, who even had a chapel, which, however, as in the case of all other gods in connection with the dead, was outside the walls of the city, near the porta Viminalis. The object of this worship was probably to procure rest and peace for the departed in the lower world. Roman
Spirit name
"Naiades"
Greco - Roman Animistic water spirits. Female personalities assigned the guardianship of fresh waters by the great gods, and invoked locally at sacred pools and springs. They were also regarded as minor patrons of music and poetry....
Spirit name
"Napaeae"
Greco - Roman Animistic spirits of valleys. Female personalities assigned the guardianship of fertile green valleys by the great gods and invoked locally in small country shrines....
God name
"Narkissos"
Greek Minor god. The son of the river god Kephissos, he wasted away after falling in love with his own image reflected in water. The gods took pity on him and changed him into the flower of the same name. In Roman religion he becomes Narcissus....
Goddess name
"Nascio"
Roman A Roman divinity, presiding over the birth of children, and accordingly a goddess assisting Lucina in her functions, and analogous to the Greek Eileithyia. Roman

"Necessitas"
Roman The personification of destiny, unalterable necessity and fate. She was also the mother of the Moirae. Roman
Goddess name
"Neharennia"
Roman / Celtic Goddess of seafarers. Worshiped extensively between the second and thirteenth centuries AD, particularly in the Netherlands with sanctuaries at Domberg at the mouth of the Rhine and Colijnsplaat on the Scheldt. Probably began as a tribal deity of the Morini tribe. She is generally depicted with the attributes of fertility—a basket of fruit or cornucopia. She may also often have a small lapdog. Alternatively, she stands with one foot on the prow of a boat and grasps an oar or the rope....
God name
"Nemausis"
Gaelic God of water who has a sacred spring at Nimes in France Roman / Gaelic
God name
"Nemausius"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic God of water. Associated locally with a sacred spring at Nimes in France....
Goddess name
"Nemesis"
Greco - Roman Goddess of justice and revenge. The dreaded deity who, with the Furies, is responsible for transporting the souls of the guilty to Tartarus. She is also described as the deification of indignation. Her presence may be symbolized by the fabulous winged griffon. Her cult was predominantly at Rhamnus (Attica), where a magnificent temple was built in her honor in the fifth century BC, and in Smyrna. She also had a temple at Iconium in Asia Minor. According to legend, ZEUS raped her and she bore HELEN in consequence. In certain respects she provides a parallel with the goddess ERINYS. Her cult became one of morality....
Goddess name
"Nemetona"
British Guardian goddess of all sacred places, especially groves Roman / British
Goddess name
"Nemetona"
Roman / Celtic Goddess of sacred groves. Consort to the Roman deity MARS. Evidenced at places such as Bath (England) and Mainz (Germany); but also in place names which include the etymological base nemeton (a shrine)....

"Neptune's Horse"
Roman Hippocampos; it had but two legs, the hinder part of the body being that of a fish. Roman
God name
"Neptune/ Neptunus"
Italy / Roman A god of irrigation
Planet name
"Neptunus"
Italic / Roman God of irrigation. Identified with the planet Neptune, but thought to have originated as an agricultural deity concerned with watering. He was celebrated in the festival of Neptunalia on July 23. Also the patron deity of horseracing. He became syncretized with the Greek god POSEIDON, but Neptune's modern association with the sea is a misrepresentation....

"Neptunus - Neptune"
Roman The chief marine divinity of the Romans. His name is probably connected with the verb valu or nato, and a contraction of namtunus. As the early Romans were not a maritime people, and had not much to do with the sea, the marine divinities are not often mentioned, and we scarcely know with any certainty what day in the year was set apart as the festival of Neptunus, though it seems to have been the 23rd of July. Roman
Spirit name
"Nereides"
Greco - Roman Animistic spirits of the sea. Female personalities, the best known of whom is AMPHITRITE, assigned the guardianship of the oceans by the great gods and invoked by seafarers. Also attendants of the god POSEIDON....
God name
"Nethu s"
Etruscan God of fresh water. Identified with wells and springs and depicted as a naked bearded figure. He is probably to be equated with the Roman god NEPTUNUS....
God name
"Nethuns"
Etruscan God of wells and of all water, including the sea. He was the same as the Greek Poseidon and Roman Neptune. Etruscan
Goddess name
"Nice"
Roman The goddess of victory, or, as the Romans called her, Victoria
Goddess name
"Nicevenn"
Roman A Scottish Witch Goddess from the Middle Ages who rides through the night with her followers on Samhain. Her name can be translated as "Divine" or "Brilliant." She is equated with the Roman goddess Diana.
Goddess name
"Nike"
Greco - Roman Goddess of victory. Depicted as a winged messenger bringing the laurel wreath to the victor of battle. Though of Greek origin, appearing in the Theogony of Hesiod, she was adopted by the Romans and worshiped extensively throughout Asia Minor, including Sardis. In some depictions the goddess ATHENA carries NIKE as a small winged figure. Also VICTORIA (Roman)....

"Nixi Dii"
Roman A general term, which seems to have been applied by the Romans to those divinities who were believed to assist women at the time when they were giving birth to a child. Before the cella of Minerva, on the Capitol, there were three statues, which were designated as Dii Nixi. Roman

"Nodotus"
Roman A divinity presiding over the knots in the stem of plants producing grain but it seems more probable that originally it was only a surname of Saturnus. Roman
Goddess name
"Nona"
Roman Minor goddess of birth Roman
Goddess name
"Nona"
Roman Minor goddess of birth. Responsible for the ninth month of gestation, she is often linked with the goddess DECIMA. In later Roman times she becomes one of a trio of goddesses of fate, with Decima and MORTA, the goddess of death, collectively known as the PARCAE....
God name
"Notus"
Roman God of the southwest wind Roman
God name
"Notus"
Roman God of the southwest winds. Derived from a Greek model. Also Auster....
God name
"Notus/ Auster"
Roman A god of the southwest wind
Goddess name
"Numeria"
Roman A goddess of childbirth
Goddess name
"Numeria or Numerius"
Roman A praenomen given to those who were born quickly; and that women in childbirth were accustomed to pray to a goddess Numeria, who must have been a deity of some importance, as the pontifex mentioned her in the ancient prayers. Roman

"Obarator"
Roman One of twelve celestial patrons responsible for overseeing the operations of Agriculture. Roman
God name
"Obarator"
Roman God of Agriculture. Specifically responsible for overseeing the top-dressing of crops....
Goddess name
"Oblivio"
Roman Roman goddess of forgetfulness, daughter of Nox and Erubus.

"Occator"
Roman One of twelve celestial patrons responsible for overseeing the operations of Agriculture. Roman
God name
"Occator"
Roman God of Agriculture. Specifically responsible for overseeing growth and harvesting of crops....
God name
"Ocelus"
British God of healing associated with the god Roman Mars. British
God name
"Ocelus"
Roman / Celtic / British God of healing. He becomes largely syncretized with the Roman god MARS, thus there is an inscription to Mars Ocelus at Carlisle....
King name
"Ocrisia"
Roman Who, after being visited by Vulcan, birth to a boy who would become the sixth king of Rome, Servius Tullius. Roman

"Oculata"
Roman , a sacred Vestal Virgin who was buried alive after being deflowered. Roman
Goddess name
"Ogmius ( Ogma, Ogmios )"
Celtic / Irish God of poetry and speech. Very little is known of him, but the Roman writer Lucian mentions a Romano-Celtic god of wisdom, Ogmios, apparently assimilated with HERCULES and described as an old man with lion's skin holding a crowd of people chained to his tongue by their ears. NOTE: a goddess Ogma is also mentioned; she may have been a mother goddess in the original Irish pantheon....
Goddess name
"Okeanides"
Greek / Roman Minor sea goddesses There were assigned to guard ship motions by the larger gods & invoked by seafarers, others say that they are river gods
Goddess name
"Okeanides"
Greco - Roman Sea deities. Minor goddesses assigned the guardianship of oceans by the great gods and invoked by seafarers. In alternative tradition, they are river gods, the sons of OKEANOS....

"Ops"
Roman A female Roman divinity of plenty and fertility, as is indicated by her name, which is connected with opimus opulentus, inops, and copia. She was regarded as the wife of Saturnus, and, accordingly, as the protectress of every thing connected with Agriculture. Her abode was in the earth, and hence those who invoked her, or made vows to her, used to touch the ground, and as she was believed to give to human beings both their place of abode and their food, newly-born children were recommended to her care.
Goddess name
"Ops"
Greco - Roman Goddess of harvests. Honored in an annual festival on August 25. She is also concerned with regulating the proper growth of seeds. A sanctuary is dedicated to her in the Regia in Rome....

"Orbona"
Roman A female Roman divinity, to whom an altar was erected at Rome, near the temple of the Lares in the Via Sacra. She was invoked by parents who had been deprived of their children, and desired to have others, and also in dangerous maladies of children. Roman
God name
"Orcus"
Roman A chthonic underworld god
God name
"Orcus"
Roman Chthonic underworld god. Modeled on the Greek god HADES....
God name
"Orcus aka Hades or Pluton"
Roman Orcus aka Hades or Pluton, the god of the lower world. Roman

"Ossipaga"
Roman Ossipanga, Ossilago, a Roman divinity, who was prayed to, to harden and strengthen the bones of infants.
Goddess name
"Pacis"
Roman An altar to Peace, envisioned as a Roman goddess.
God name
"Palaemon"
Greco - Roman Minor sea god. Originally Melikertes, the son of Ino, Palaemon was deified by the gods when his mother hurled herself from a cliff with her son in her arms. According to versions of the legend she was either insane or escaping the wrath of Athanas, king of Thebes....
God name
"Palemon"
Greek / Roman A human that suffered apotheosis & became a minor sea god
Deity name
"Pales"
Roman A deity of shepherds, flocks and livestock. Roman
Goddess name
"Pales"
Roman Pastoral goddess. A guardian of flocks and herds. Her festival was celebrated annually in Rome on April 21....
God name
"Pan/ Consentes"
Greek / Roman A god of flocks, herds & of shepherds

"Paradise of Fools"
Roman The Hindus, Mahometans, Scandinavians, and Roman Catholics have devised a place between Paradise and "Purgatory" to get rid of a theological difficulty. If there is no sin without intention, then infants and idiots cannot commit sin, and if they die cannot be consigned to the purgatory of evil-doers; but, not being believers or good-doers, they cannot be placed with the saints. The Roman Catholics place them in the Paradise of infants and the Paradise of Fools.
Goddess name
"Parcae"
Greco - Roman Goddesses of fate. Originally a pair of birth goddesses, DECIMA and NONA, later joined by a goddess of death, MORTA....
Goddess name
"Parce"
Greek / Roman A pair birth goddesses became the goddesses of fate
Goddess name
"Partula"
Roman The goddess of pregnancy, who determined the time of gestation. Roman
Goddess name
"Partula"
Roman Minor goddess of birth. Concerned with parturition....
Goddess name
"Pasithea"
Greek / Roman A goddess of relaxation, meditation and hallucinations (the wife of Hypnos, god of sleep)
Goddess name
"Patricia"
Roman Goddess of Luck and Fate. Roman

"Pax"
Roman A personification of peace. Roman
Spirit name
"Pax"
Roman spirit of peace. Became well-known as Pax Romana and Pax Augusta from the second century BC and was accorded a shrine on the Field of Mars. Depicted as a young woman bearing a cornucopia, an olive branch and a sheaf of corn....
Hero name
"Peitho"
Greek The personification of Persuasion (Suada or Suadela among the Romans), was worshipped as a divinity at Sicyon, where she was honoured with a temple in the agora. (The History of Herodotus, VIII) Peitho also occurs as a surname of other divinities, such as Aphrodite, whose worship was said to have been introduced at Athens by Theseus and of Artemis. Greek
God name
"Penates"
Romans The household gods of the Romans, both in regard to a private family and to the state, as the great family of citizens: hence we shall have to distinguish between private and public Penates.
Deities name
"Penates"
Roman Hearth deities. These gods are a peculiarly Roman innovation, unknown to the Greeks. The penates, chosen individually by the head of the household, oversaw the domestic affairs of most Roman families. They were considered sufficiently important that, if a move was anticipated, they were taken to and established in the new residence a priori. They are represented in the form of small statues made of anything from clay to gold according to the wealth of the owner, and were provided with regular offerings of scraps of food....

"Pheme"
Greek The personification of gossip, rumour or report. Homer calls her Ossa (fame) and the Romans Fama, after the Greek Pheme. Greek

"Philter"
s A draught or charm to incite in another the passion of love. The Thessalian philters were the most renowned, but both the Greeks and Romans used these dangerous potions, which sometimes produced insanity. Lucretius is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and Caligula's death is attributed to some philters administered to him by his wife, C?sonia.
God name
"Phosphoros"
Greek God of the morning star. His mother is EOS, the dawn, and he is depicted as a naked youth running ahead of her, carrying a torch. In Roman culture he becomes Lucifer....
God name
"Picullus"
Roman / Prussia will god that was taken over by the Christians as a their devil
God name
"Picullus"
Roman / Celtic / Prussian Chthonic underworld god. He becomes syncretized with the devil in Christian times....
Nymph name
"Picus"
Greek A man turned into a woodpecker by Circe for scorning her love. His wife was Canens, a nymph, who killed herself after he was transformed. They had one son, Faunus. Metamorphoses XIV by Ovid Greek / Roman
Goddess name
"Pietas"
Roman The goddess of duty to the state, gods and family and a personification of the Roman virtue of piety. Roman
God name
"Pietas"
Roman Minor god. A sanctuary dedicated to him circa 191 BC is still in existence in Rome. He became Pietas Augusta and is associated with family solidarity and patriotism....
Deity name
"Pilumnus"
Roman A nature deity, brother of Picumnus. He ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy. Ancient Romans made an extra bed after the birth of a child in order to ensure the help of Pilumnus. He also taught humanity how to grind grain and sometimes identified as the husband of Danae, and therefore the father of Danaus and the ancestor of Turnus. Roman
God name
"Pilumnus (staker)"
Roman Minor guardian god. Concerned with the protection of an infant at birth. A ceremony to honor the deity involved driving a stake into the ground....

"Plotcock"
Roman The old Scottish form of the Roman Pluto, by which Satan is meant.
God name
"Pluto"
Roman God of the underworld. Derived from the Greek model of HADES, he abducted the daughter of CERES, PROSERPINA, to reign as his queen. The three-headed dog Cerberus was set to guard the gate of Hades and through the kingdom flowed the two rivers of death, the Cocytus and the Acheron which could be crossed only by the ferryman Charon. According to Roman tradition, the entrance to the underworld was at Avernus in Rome where the Christian church of St. Maria del Inferno was built.See also HADES....

"Pluvius"
Roman The sender of Rain, a surname of Jupiter among the Romans.

"Poeninus"
Roman / Celtic The divinity of the Pennines, Britain. Roman / Celtic
God name
"Poeninus"
Roman / Celtic / European mountain god. Known locally from the alpine regions and generally thought to be assimilated with JUPITER....

"Pollux"
Roman One of the Dioscuri. Castor was famous for his skill in taming and managing horses, and Pollux for his skill in boxing. Both had disappeared from the earth before the Greeks went against Troy. Roman

"Pollux"
Roman The horses of Castor and Pollux. Cyllaros and Harpagos. Seneca and Claudian give Cyllaros to Castor, but Virgil to Pollux. The two brothers mount it alternatively on their return from the infernal regions. Harpagos, the horse from Harpagium in Phrygia, was common to both brothers. Roman
God name
"Pollux"
Roman horse god. See also POLYDEUKES....

"Pomona"
Roman The Roman divinity of the fruit of trees, hence called Pomorum Patrona. Her name is evidently connected with Pomum. She is represented by the poets as having been beloved by several of the rustic divinities, such as Silvanus, Picus, Vertumnus, and others. Her worship must originally have been of considerable importance, as we learn from Varro that a special priest, under the name Pomonalis, was appointed to attend to her service. It is not impossible that Pomona may in reality be nothing but the personification of one of the attributes of Ops.
Goddess name
"Pomona"
Roman Goddess of orchards and gardens. Consort of VERTUMNUS generally represented by garden implements and offered fruits and flowers....

"Pope"
Greek A priest who knocked on the head the ox offered in sacrifice, and cut it up, a very small part being burnt, and all the rest distributed to those concerned in the sacrifice. Wine was poured between the horns, but the priest first sipped it, and all those who assisted him. After the beast had been stunned it was stabbed, and the blood was caught in a vessel used for the purpose, for the shedding of blood was indispensable in every sacrifice. It was the duty of the pope to see that the victim to be sacrificed was without spot or blemish, and to ascertain that it had never been yoked to the plough. The head was crowned with a fillet, and the horns gift. Apparently the Roman soldiers of Pontius Pilate made a mockery imitation of these Roman and Greek sacrifices.
God name
"Portunus"
Roman This god of passage was responsible for guarding the entrance of the city & the house with a festival on August 17th. He sidelines as the guardian of the Tiber estuary
God name
"Portunus"
Roman God of passage. The deity responsible for guarding the entrance of the city and the house alike. He was celebrated in the Portunalia festival, held annually on August 17, when keys were thrown into a fire to bless them. He is also the guardian of the Tiber estuary, the main access by sea to the city of Rome....
Goddess name
"Postvorta"
Roman Goddess of childbirth, midwives and the past Roman
Goddess name
"Potina"
Roman A goddess of children's of beverages & drinking
Goddess name
"Potina"
Roman Minor goddess. Associated with the safe drinking ability of infants....
Goddess name
"Praxadike"
Roman A goddess of enterprise
God name
"Priapos"
Greco - Roman / Phrygian Fertility god. The son of DIONYSOS and APHRODITE, he was also a guardian of mariners. Priapos was not regarded as a significant deity in Greece until very late times—during the Macedonian period, circa fourth to second century BC—and was only locally popular during the Roman Empire period. He is particularly known from Phrygia and is depicted as a satyr-like creature with pronounced genitals....
God name
"Priapus"
Roman God of the shade. A rural deity whose worship appears to have been restricted to the shores of the Hellespont and clearly derives from the god PRIAPOS....
Goddess name
"Promitor"
Roman The goddess of growing plants, particularly cereals, and of motherly love. Roman
God name
"Promitor"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Responsible for the growth and harvesting of crops....
Goddess name
"Proserpina"
Roman A goddess of seed germination & spring
Goddess name
"Proserpina"
Roman but derived from a Greek model Goddess of death. Abducted by the underworld god PLUTO to reign as his queen (see PERSEPHONE)....

"Proserpina or Proserpine"
Roman One day, as she was amusing herself in the meadows of Sicily, Pluto seized her and carried her off in his chariot to the infernal regions for his bride. In her terror she dropped some of the lilies she had been gathering, and they turned to daffodils. Roman

"Proserpine's Divine Calidore"
Roman Sleep. In the beautiful legend of Cupid and Psyche, by Apuleius, after Psyche had long wandered about searching for her lost Cupid, she is sent to Prosperine for "the casket of Divine beauty," which she was not to open till she came into the light of day. Psyche received the casket, but just as she was about to step on earth, she thought how much more Cupid would love her if she was Divinely beautiful; so she opened the casket and found the calidore it contained was sleep, which instantly filled all her limbs with drowsiness, and she slept as it were the sleep of death. Roman
Goddess name
"Providentia"
Roman Goddess of forethought. Roman
Goddess name
"Providentia"
Roman Goddess of forethought. Recognized from the reign of Tiberias in second century BC....
Goddess name
"Proxumae"
RomanoCeltic Generic title of a group of goddesses. Personal guardian deities....
Goddess name
"Pudicita"
Roman Goddess of chastity. Depicted as a matronly lady, her cult fell from popularity as the Roman Empire veered increasingly toward decadence....

"Pudicitia"
Roman The personification of modesty and chastity. Roman
Goddess name
"Puta"
Roman A goddess responsible for the proper pruning of trees & shrubs respond
Goddess name
"Puta"
Roman Goddess of Agriculture. Specifically responsible for the proper pruning of trees and shrubs....

"Queen of Heaven"
Egyptian With the ancient Phoenicians was Astarte; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary.
God name
"Quirinus"
Roman An early god of the Roman state.
God name
"Quirinus"
Roman A god of war & the tutelary god of the Sabines
God name
"Quirinus"
Roman God of war. One of a triad of warrior gods including JUPITER and MARS. He originated as the tutelary god of the Sabines, living on the Quirinal, one of the seven hills of Rome. His warrior status is primarily one of defense and he is depicted bearded and in a compromise of military and clerical clothing. The myrtle is sacred to him....

"Rabies"
Greek The personification of mad rage, the Roman equivalent of the Greek Lyssa. Greek

"Recaranus aka Garanus"
Roman , a fabulous Italian shepherd of gigantic bodily strength and courage. The fact of his being a gigantic shepherd who recovered stolen oxen from him, led the Romans to consider him as identical with the Greek Heracles. Roman
God name
"Redarator"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Associated with second ploughing and invoked by sacrifice, generally with TELLUS and CERES....
God name
"Rederator"
Roman The god of the second ploughing. Roman

"Rediculus"
Roman A Roman divinity who was believed to have received his name from having induced Hannibal, when he was near the gates of the city, to return southward. This divinity was probably one of the Lares of the city of Rome.
Goddess name
"Regina"
Roman The queen, a title of the goddess Juno, a Roman goddess of marriage and the long-suffering wife of Jupiter.
God name
"Rhadamanthos"
Greek / Roman A marriage of chthonic underworld god
Goddess name
"Rhadamanthos"
Greco - Roman Minor chthonic underworld god. One of three judges attending the goddess of justice THEMIS evaluating the souls of the dead entering Hades....
Goddess name
"Rhea"
Greek Primordial goddess. The daughter of OURANOS and GAIA, she is the consort of KRONOS and mother of ZEUS and other gods of Olympus, known only from the Theogony (Hesiod) and Iliad (Homer). She is also recognized in Roman literature under the same name. Also Rheie....

"Rhea Silvia"
Roman A Vestal, the mother of Romulus and Remus.
Goddess name
"Rhiannon"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic horse goddess. The daughter of Hefaidd Hen and consort of PWYLL, she rides upon a white mare and is associated with the underworld and with fertility. May be virtually synonymous with the Romano-Celtic goddess Rigantona whose name means “great queen.” Authors suggest she is modeled on the goddess MODRON and she partly equates with EPONA....
God name
"Rigisamus"
Roman / Celtic A god of war
God name
"Rigisamus"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic God of war. Assimilated with MARS....
God name
"Rimer"
Roman Chief god of Damascus; so called from the word rime, a "pomegranate," because he held a pomegranate in his right hand. The people bore a pomegranate in their coat armour. The Romans called this god Jupiter Cassius, from Mount Cassius, near Damascus.

"Risus"
Roman The Roman personification of laughter.
Goddess name
"Ritona"
Roman / Celtic Goddess of river fords. Known from inscriptions and associated with the Treveri tribe....
God name
"Robigo"
Roman The female version of Robigus, the god who protected crops from disease. Roman
Deity name
"Roma"
Roman 1 A deity personifying the Roman state, or an personification in art of the city of Rome
Goddess name
"Roma"
Greek / Roman Tutelary goddess. The deity was actually conceived by the Greeks and shrines were set up at centers including Smyrna and Ephesus....

"Romulus and Remus"
Roman Romulus, which is only a lengthened form of Romus, is simply the Roman people represented as an individual, and must be placed in the same category as Aeolus, Dorus, and Ion, the reputed ancestors of the Aeolians, Dorians, and lonians, owing to the universal practice of antiquity to represent nations as springing from eponymous ancestors. Roman
Goddess name
"Rosmerta (great provider)"
Roman / Celtic / British / Gallic Fertility goddess. Consort to the god Mercury. Probably locally worshiped and often depicted carrying a basket of fruit, purse or cornucopia. She and Mercury frequently appear together. In addition to her purse, she may bear a twin-headed ax or, alternatively, she may carry Mercury's caduceus (snake-entwined wand).See also MERCURIUS....
God name
"Rudiobus"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Probably a horse god. Xnown from an inscription at Neuvy-en-Sullias which includes a depiction of a stallion....
Goddess name
"Rumina"
Roman Rumillia or Rumia, goddess who protected breastfeeding mothers, and possibly nursing infants. Her domain extended to protecting animal mothers, not just human ones. Roman
Goddess name
"Rumina"
Roman Minor goddess. Associated with breastfeeding....

"Runcina"
Roman Was probably only a surname of Ops, by which he was invoked by the people of Italy, to prevent the growth of weeds among the corn, and promote the harvest.. Roman
God name
"Rusina"
Roman A protector of the fields or farmland, one of the ancient indigenous gods. Roman

"Rusor"
Roman A Roman divinity, was worshipped as one of the companions of Tellus, by which was personified the power of nature (the earth) of bringing forth to light the seeds entrusted to her.
God name
"Sabazios"
Phrygian / northwestern Turkey God. Eventually Hellenized, identified with ZEUS and DIONYSOS and linked with Dionysiac mysteries, appearing in Athens from circa 400 BC. His device is a right hand cast in bronze and decorated with symbols representing his benevolence. His influence extended into Roman culture where he reached a height of popularity circa AD 200. As late as AD 300 there are frescoes of Sabazios in the tomb of Vibia whose husband was a priest of the god's cult....

"Salacia"
Greek The female divinity of the sea among the Romans, and the wife of Neptune.
Goddess name
"Salus"
Greek The personification of health, prosperity, and the public welfare, among the Romans. In the first of these three senses she answers very closely to the Greek Hygieia, and was accordingly represented in works of art with the same attributes as the Greek goddess. In the second sense she represents prosperity in general and was invoked by the husbandmen at seed-time. In the third sense Salus is the goddess of the public welfare.
God name
"Salus (salvation)"
Roman Minor god of health. A sanctuary dated to 302 BC on the Quirinal, one of the seven hills of Rome, is dedicated to the deity. He was also worshiped within the colonies of the empire. There is an altar at Corbridge in Northumberland, England with a votive inscription to Salus. Attributes include a bowl and a snake....
God name
"Sancus"
Roman Sangus or Semo Sancus, a Roman divinity, is said to have been originally a Sabine god, and identical with Hercules and Dins Fidius. The name which is etymologically the same as Sanctus, and connected with Sancire, seems to justify this belief, and characterises Sancus as a divinity presiding over oaths.
Goddess name
"Sapientia"
Roman Goddess of wisdom Roman
God name
"Sarapis"
Late Egypt God. Known only from the Greco-Roman period of the early Ptolemies (fourth century BC) but persisting in Europe until second or third century AD. In Egyptian religion Sarapis is a hybridization of certain aspects of OSIRIS, the underworld god, and APIS, the bull god, who symbolizes the earthly presence of PTAH. Sarapis is perceived to epitomize both the fertility of the land and the life of the sacred bull after death. In Greek mythology he takes on aspects of ZEUS, HELIOS, ASKLEPIOS and DIONYSOS. He was worshiped extensively in the Roman Empire period. A sanctuary at York in England was dedicated by a soldier of the sixth legion, and magnificent statues were discovered in the Walbrook Mithraeum in London, and at Merida in Spain. Also Seraphis (Greek)....
God name
"Sarritor"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture who was invoked during the growing and harvesting of crops Roman
God name
"Sarritor"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Invoked during growing and harvesting of crops....
God name
"Saturn"
Roman God of Agriculture, seeds, astronomy, Saturn, education. Roman
God name
"Saturn/ Saturnus"
Roman A god of Agriculture, seeds, astronomy, Saturn, education

"Saturnia"
Roman A daughter of Saturnus, and accordingly used as a surname of Juno and Vesta. Roman
Planet name
"Saturnus"
Roman Astral god. Identified with the planet Saturn, but thought to have originated as an agricultural deity concerned with sowing of seed. A sanctuary existed on the Roman forum from as early as 450 BC, also functioning as the imperial treasury. Saturnus was celebrated in the Saturnalia festival (December 17-19) during which masters and slaves exchanged roles and candles were given as gifts to symbolize the Winter darkness....
God name
"Satyr"
Greek Generic term for woodland gods and Divine beings Roman / Greek
God name
"Satyr"
Greco - Roman Woodland god. Generic term for an assortment of Divine beings with a human torso and the legs, hair and horns of a goat. They include the god PAN and the demigod Silenus who raised the adolescent BACCHUS....
Goddess name
"Scabies"
Roman Goddess invoked to cure skin diseases Roman