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List of Gods : "Roman"   (132 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Secia"
Roman Goddess of stored seeds Roman
Goddess name
"Securita"
Roman The guardian goddess invoked to ensure continuing stability of the Roman Empire
Goddess name
"Securita"
Roman Guardian goddess. She was invoked to ensure the continuing stability of the Roman empire....
Monster name
"Segesta"
Roman The Trojan Phoenodamas (others call him Hippotes, Ippoteus or Ipsostratus) had three daughters. When he was to be compelled by Laomedon to expose one of them to the marine monster which was ravaging the country, he called the people together and induced them to compel Laomedon, whose guilt had brought the monster into the country, to expose his own daughter Hesione. Roman

"Segetia"
Roman A Roman divinity, who, together with Setia or Seja and Semonia, was invoked by the early Italians at seed time.
Goddess name
"Selene (radiant)"
Greek moon goddess. The daughter of HYPERION (a TITAN) and sister of the Sun god HELIOS. The tutelary deity of magicians, she rides in a chariot drawn by two horses. According to legend she fell in love with the sleeping Endymion. She becomes largely syncretized with HEKATE and in Roman culture equates with the goddess LUNA....
Goddess name
"Semele (earth)"
Greco - Roman but probably of Thracian or Phrygian origin Mother goddess. According to legend she was the mortal daughter of Cadmos and became the mother of the god DIONYSOS (BACCHUS) after a brief liaison with ZEUS (JUPITER), also in mortal guise. Semele was burned to death on Olympus, unable to withstand the presence of Zeus in godly form, but was subsequently deified by him....
God name
"Semnocosus"
Romano - Iberian God of war. Popular locally with troops of the Roman legions who occasionally sacrificed prisoners to him....
Goddess name
"Sentia"
Roman Goddess who heightens feelings Roman
God name
"Seocosus"
Roman God of war who was popular with various troops of the Roman legions Roman / Iberia
Goddess name
"Sequana"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic River goddess. The tutelary goddess of the Sequanae tribe. A pre-Roman sanctuary northwest of Dijon near the source of the Seine has yielded more than 200 wooden votive statuettes and models of limbs, heads and body organs, attesting to Sequana's importance as a goddess of healing. During the Roman occupation the site of Fontes Sequanae was sacred to her and was again considered to have healing and remedial properties. A bronze statuette of a goddess was found wearing a diadem, with arms spread and standing in a boat. The prow is in the shape of a duck, her sacred animal, with a cake in its mouth. Also found were models of dogs, an animal specifically associated with healing through its affinity with the Greco-Roman physician deity AESCULAPIUS....
Deity name
"Serapis"
Egypt The most important deity at Alexandria during the time of Ptolemy Soter, his worship spread throughout Egypt and into the Roman Empire. Egypt
God name
"Silvanus"
Roman A Latin divinity of the fields and Forests, to whom in the very earliest times the Tyrrhenian Pelasgians are said to have dedicated a grove and a festival. He is described as a god watching over the fields and husbandmen, and is also called the protector of the boundaries of fields.
Deities name
"Silvanus"
Roman Minor god of woodlands and Forests. Worship of Silvanus seems largely to have been limited to northern Italy. He became incorporated into the Celtic pantheon where his symbolism includes a bill-hook, pots and hammers. His sacred animal is the stag. The name was extended to embrace groups of woodland deities, the Silvani or Silvanae....
Goddess name
"Sirona"
Celtic / Roman A local goddess of healing from the Moselle basin of Germany
Goddess name
"Sirona"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Local goddess of healing. Known from limited inscriptions in which she is usually associated with the god GRANNUS or with the Celtic APOLLO. A sculpture from Hochscheid in the Moselle basin in Germany describes her with a snake round her wrist reaching toward a bowl of three eggs in her left hand. She may also have a small lapdog. Some authors suggest she has sky associations.See also DIVONA and ONUAVA....
God name
"Sol"
Roman A god of war & the Sun
God name
"Sol"
Roman God of war and the Sun. Roman
Supreme god name
"Sol (1)"
Roman Sun god. Known by the full title of Sol Indiges, meaning “the indigenous Sol,” which may suggest a purely Roman cult on the Quirinal Hill, but there are also inferences that this deity is of more ancient origin. Coins from southern Italy depicting the god with a radiate image date back to circa 200 BC but he rose to particular prominence during the republican period. His festival was celebrated annually on August 9. Nero had a huge statue of himself, as Sol, erected in Rome and the emperor Aurelian elevated Sol to supreme god in the Roman pantheon when Jupiter Conservator gave way to Sol Invictus (the unconquered Sun). Sol may sometimes be linked with AURORA, the goddess of dawn....
Goddess name
"Somius"
Roman Minor god of sleep. He equates with the Greek god HYPNOS. According to legend he is one of the two sons of NYX, goddess of night, and lives in a remote cave beside the Lethe river. He is depicted by Ovid dressed in black but with his robe scattered with stars, wearing a crown of poppies and holding a goblet of opium juice. His attendant is MORPHEUS and he oversees the spirits of dreams and nightmares. Particularly noted from the art of the Lacedaemonians who placed statues of Somnus and MORS side by side....
God name
"Somnus"
Greek The personification and god of sleep, the Greek Hypnos, is described by the ancients as a brother of death and as a son of night Roman
God name
"Sors"
Roman God of luck Roman
Goddess name
"Sors"
Roman God of luck. Derived from the Greek model of TYCHE, he is less prominent in the pantheon than the goddess FORTUNA....
Goddess name
"Souconna"
Roman / Celtic River goddess who was the guardian of the river Saone. Roman / Celtic
Goddess name
"Souoonna"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic River goddess. Guardian of the river Saone and known chiefly from inscriptions at Chalon....
Goddess name
"Soxspita"
Roman That is, the "saving goddess," was a surname of Juno at Lanuvium and at Rome. Roman
Goddess name
"Spes"
Roman the goddess of hope, associated with gardens
Goddess name
"Spes"
Roman Goddess of hope. Foundations of a sanctuary were commenced by the emperor Tiberius, linked with a similar building dedicated to the god JANUS. She is associated with gardens and depicted as a young woman bearing a bunch of flowers....
God name
"Spiniensis"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Mentioned by the writer Fabius Pictor, he is the deity responsible for the uprooting of thorn bushes....

"St. Florent"
Roman killed a dragon which haunted the Loire.

"St. Martha"
Roman killed the terrible dragon called Tarasque at Aix (la Chapelle).

"St. Philip the Apostle"
Roman Philip the Apostle is said to have destroyed a huge dragon at Hierapolis, in Phrygia.

"St. Romain"
Roman Romain of Rouen destroyed the huge dragon called La Gargouille, which ravaged the Seine.

"Stata Mater"
Roman A Roman divinity, who is probably identical with Vesta.

"Stator"
Roman A Roman surname of Jupiter, describing him as staying the Romans in their flight from an enemy, and generally as preserving the existing order of things.

"Sterculius"
Roman A surname of Saturnus, derived from Stercus, manure, because he had promoted Agriculture by teaching the people the use of manure. This seems to have been the original meaning, though some Romans state that Sterculius was a surname of Picumnus, the son of Faunus, to whom likewise improvements in Agriculture are ascribed. Roman
God name
"Sterculius"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Concerned with the manuring of the fields....
Goddess name
"Strenua"
Roman A goddess of vigor who gives energy to the weak and tired

"Suada"
Greek The Roman personification of persuasion, the Greek Peitho.
Goddess name
"Suleviae"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Goddesses of passage. Collective name for female deities associated with crossroads....
Goddess name
"Sulis"
Roman / Celtic Goddess of healing who presided over sacred, healing springs. Roman / Celtic
Goddess name
"Sulis"
Roman / Celtic She was called Brigantia by the Britons; and later Saint Brighid (after Christianity). She is also a deity concerned with knowledge and prophecy. The tutelary Goddess of the thermal waters at Bath, England, she is closely linked with the Roman Goddess Minerva. Roman / Celtic
Goddess name
"Sulis"
Roman / Celtic Chthonic underworld goddess. Also a deity concerned with knowledge and prophecy. The tutelary goddess of the thermal waters at Bath, England, she is closely linked with the Roman goddess MINERVA....

"Summanus"
Etruscan A derivative form from summus, the highest, an ancient Roman or Etruscan divinity, who was equal or even of higher rank than Jupiter
Goddess name
"Tabiti"
Scythian Goddess of fire. Also the guardian deity of all animals. The Romans syncretized her with the hearth goddess VESTA....
Goddess name
"Tanaquil"
Roman Goddess of justice Roman
Supreme god name
"Tanik"
Phoenician / Pontic / Carthaginian moon goddess. Known largely from inscriptions at various sites along the North African coast and linked with the goddess ASTARTE. Her symbol is a triangular device with horizontal bars supporting a moon disc. Both deities are described as “ladies of the sanctuary.” Tanit was the supreme goddess at Carthage, known as the “face of BAAL,” until usurped by the Roman goddess JUNO; she survived under the name CAELESTIS. The goddess CERES was also worshiped in the TANIT temple at Carthage. Also Tenit....
God name
"Taranis"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Thunder god. Known only from limited inscriptions, but may emulate the Germanic god DONAR and is possibly the same as Taranucos. The Romans equated him with JUPITER and a Jupiter Tanarus inscription at Chester in England may refer to Taranis. His symbol is a spoked wheel and he is presumed to be the object of savage rites. The modern Breton word for thunder is taran. Also Taranos....
King name
"Tarchetius"
Roman A. mythical king of Alba, who in some traditions is connected with the founders of Rome. Once a phallus was seen rising above one of his flocks. In compliance with an oracle he ordered one of his daughters to approach the phallus; but she sent one of her maid servants, who became pregnant, and gave birth to the twins Romulus and Remus. Roman
God name
"Tarvos Trigaranos"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Bull god. Known chiefly from a four-sided monument erected near Paris by boatmen of the Seine during the reign of the emperor Tiberius. It depicts ESUS, VulcanUS, JUPITER and Tarvos. As Tarvos Trigaranos, he is drawn as a bull with three cranes on its back and can be seen at such places as Dorchester in England. The bull may alternatively bear three horns....

"Telamon"
Roman A surname of Atlas, describing him as the sufferer or bearer of heaven.
Goddess name
"Tellus"
Roman A goddess of Agriculture, grain fields & fertility
Goddess name
"Tellus"
Roman Chthonic primordial earth mother. A corn deity, generally regarded as benevolent, but also a goddess of the dead. Enemy armies were offered to her and cursed in her name. Both she and the corn goddess CERES were propitiated with human sacrifice. Also TERRA MATER....
Goddess name
"Tempestates"
Roman Goddess of storms and wind Roman
God name
"Teraphim"
Hebrew The household, family, or domestic gods of the Jews, similar to the lares and penates of the ancient Romans. Hebrew

"Terminus"
Roman A Roman divinity presiding over boundaries and frontiers. His worship is said to have been instituted by Numa who ordered that every one should mark the boundaries of his landed property by stones to be consecrated to Jupiter, and at which every year sacrifices were to be offered at the festival of the Terminalia.
God name
"Terminus"
Roman God of passage. Embodied in boundary marker stones. He was celebrated in the Termi nalia festival on February 23....
God name
"Terra"
Greek Another form for terra, the name under which the earth was personified among the Romans, as Ge was among the Greeks. She is often mentioned in contrast with Jupiter, the god of heaven, and connected with Dis and the Manes. Greek

"Terra Mater"
Roman Chthonic primordial earth mother. Derived from Greek model.See also TELLUS....
Goddess name
"Terra/ Terra Mater"
Roman A goddess of the earth
God name
"Teutates"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Local tribal deity. Known only from limited inscriptions. Teutates may be less the name of a deity than an epithet meaning “great.” According to the Roman writer Lucan, he is one of three Celtic gods encountered by Caesar's army in Gaul and the object of savage rites in which victims were drowned in sacrificial lakes. He may equate with a British god, Totatis. He becomes assimilated variously to Mercury or MARS. Also Teutatis....
God name
"Theandros"
N Arabia A god known only from Greek & Roman inscriptions
God name
"Theandros"
Pre - Islamic northern Arabian God. Known only from Greek and Roman inscriptions....
Goddess name
"Themis"
Greco - Roman Goddess of justice and order. A daughter of the sky god OURANOS and earth mother GAIA, though not classed as one of the Titans. A consort of ZEUS and the mother of the Horae and Moires. She is the impartial deity who sits blindfolded in Hades and judges the souls of the dead to determine whether they will pass to the Elysian fields or to the fires of Tartarus. Attended by three lesser judgment deities, AEACOS, MINOS and RHADAMANTHOS. The guilty are handed over to the Furies—the Dirae, Erinyes or Eumenides. At Rhamnus in Attica, Themis was accorded a sanctuary built in the sixth century BC beside which that of NEMESIS, goddess of indignation, was built in the fifth century....
Goddess name
"Thermaia"
Roman A goddess of healing springs
Goddess name
"Thermalia"
Roman Goddess of healing springs. Roman
God name
"Tibertus"
Roman The god of the river Anio, a tributary of the Tiber. He is not to be confused with Tiberinus, the legendary founder of Tibur. Roman
Goddess name
"Tin"
Etruscan sky god. His attribute is a bunch of lightning flashes and he may appear in association with THALNA, goddess of birth. In Roman culture he becomes syncretized with JUPITER....
God name
"Tonans"
Roman A surname of the god Jupiter and was always represented with a thunderbolt in his hand. Roman.
God name
"Tonitrualis"
Roman A surname of the god Jupiter, to whom the Romans attributed power over all the changes in the heavens, as Rain, storms, thunder and lightning.
Goddess name
"Tranquillitas Vacuna"
Roman A goddess who presided over doing nothing. Roman
God name
"Tremerius"
Roman River god. The deity of the river Tiber. His consort is one of the Vestal Virgins sacrificed by drowning. His sanctuary was built on an island in the river and, until some time during the Republican period, all bridges across the river were made wholly of wood so as not to offend him. The adverse connotations of iron are unclear, but its use was forbidden by official decree....
God name
"Tritons"
Roman Minor sea gods
God name
"Tritons"
Roman Minor sea gods. The children of POSEIDON and AMPHITRITE who are depicted as hybrid fish-men. Generally included in the royal court of the god Neptune. Attributes: conches.See also NEPTUNUS....
God name
"Triumphator"
Roman A surname of the god Jupiter. Roman
Goddess name
"Tutelina"
Roman Roman harvest goddess.
Demon name
"Tutivillus"
Roman The demon who collects all the words skipped over or mutilated by priests in the performance of the services. These literary scraps or shreds he deposits in that pit which is said to be paved with "good intentions" never brought to effect.
God name
"Tvastar (carpenter)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. The “divine builder” who fashions living creatures on earth. The Hindu equivalent of the Roman god VulcanUS. An ADITYA or Sun god and the father of SARANYU. Attributes: homajakalika (an uncertain fire device), ladle and two lotuses. Also Tastar; Tvashtri; VISVAKARMAN....

"Tyche"
Greek Personification of chance or luck, the Fortuna of the Romans, is called by Pindar a daughter of Zeus the Liberator. She was represented with different attributes. Greek
Goddess name
"Tyche"
Greco - Roman Goddess of fortune. She appears as a nereid in the Hymn to Demeter (Homer). According to Hesiod's Theogony she is the daughter of OKEANOS. Elsewhere she is identified as the daughter of ZEUS and HERA. She is depicted carrying a rudder or, alternatively, cornucopiae. Also mentioned as Agathe Tyche, the consort of Agathos Daemon. She became widely identified with the Asian mother goddess KYBELE but was replaced, in Roman times, by the goddess FORTUNA and associated symbolically with a wheel device. She retained popularity for a long time. There is a record that the Emperor Julian sacrificed to Tyche at Antioch in AD 361-2 and her temple was still intact during the reign of Theodosius (379-95)....
King name
"Tyrrheus"
Roman A shepherd of king Latinus. Ascanius once, while hunting, killed a tame stag belonging to Tyrrheus whereupon the country people took up arms, which was the first conflict in Italy between the natives and the Trojan settlers. Roman
God name
"Ubertas"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture associated with fruitfulness, fertility and prosperity. Roman
God name
"Ubertas"
Roman Minor god of Agriculture. Known particularly from the reign of Tiberias in the second century BC and associated with prosperity....
Goddess name
"Ucuetis"
Celtic A Celtic god who, along with his consort Bergusia, was venerated at Alesia in Burgundy. The Divine couple are named on inscriptions of the Romano-Celtic period, and an image of a Divine couple has been found on the same site, the male figure bearing a hammer, the female appearing as a goddess of prosperity.
Hero name
"Ulixes"
Greek Ulysses, Ulyxes. The Roman name for Odysseus, one of the principal Greek heroes in the Trojan war.

"Ultor"
Roman The avenger, a surname of Mars, to whom Augustus built a temple at Rome in the forum.

"Umbanda"
Afro-Brazilian Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism,
Goddess name
"Unxia"
Roman Minor goddess of marriage, concerned with anointing the bridgegroom's door. Roman
Goddess name
"Unxia"
Roman Goddess of marriage. Concerned with anointing the bridegroom's door....

"Ursa Major"
Roman Calisto, daughter of Lycaon, was violated by Jupiter, and Juno changed her into a bear. Jupiter placed her among the stars that she might be more under his protection. Roman
God name
"Vagitanus"
Roman this minor god of passage was the guardian of the press first cry at birth
God name
"Vagitanus"
Roman Minor god of passage. The guardian of the infant's first cry at birth....
Nymph name
"Venilia"
Roman A Roman divinity connected with the winds (venti) and the sea. Virgil and Ovid describe her as a nymph, a sister of Amata, and the wife of Faunus, by whom she became the mother of Turnus, Jutuma, and Canens. Aeneid x. Metamorphoses by Ovid xiv.)
Goddess name
"Venus"
Greek The goddess of love among the Romans, and more especially of sensual love. Previously to her identification with the Greek Aphrodite, she was one of the least important divinities in the religion of the Romans, and it is observed by the ancients themselves, that her name was not mentioned in any of the documents relating to the kingly period of Roman history.
Goddess name
"Venus Victrix"
Roman Venus, as goddess of victory, represented on numerous Roman coins.
Goddess name
"Venus/ Dion/ Cytherea"
Roman A goddess of love, beauty, springtime, vineyards
God name
"Verevctor"
Roman A minor god of plowing who was associated with the sacrifices to Tellus & Ceres
Goddess name
"Veritas"
Roman The goddess of truth and a daughter of Saturn. Roman
Goddess name
"Verplaca"
Roman Goddess of family harmony. Roman
Goddess name
"Verticordia"
Roman Changer of the Heart, an attribute of Venus, the goddess who turns the hearts of men. Roman
God name
"Vertumnus"
Roman A minor god of orchards & gardens, likely of of Etruscan origin his festival is beingVertumnalia on August 13th
God name
"Vertumnus"
Roman Is said to have been an Etruscan divinity whose worship was introduced at Rome by an ancient Vulsinian colony. The name signifies "the god who changes or metamorphoses himself." For this reason the Romans connected Vertumnus with all occurrences to which the verb verto applies, such as the change of seasons, purchase and sale, the return of rivers to their proper beds,etc. But in reality the god was connected only with the transformation of plants, and their progress from being in blossom to that of bearing fruit. Roman
Goddess name
"Vertumnus"
Roman Minor god of gardens and orchards. Of Etruscan origin, he is the consort of the goddess POMONA. Usually represented with garden implements and offered fruit and flowers. He was celebrated annually in the Vertumnalia festival on August 13....
God name
"Vervactor"
Roman Minor god of ploughing. Associated with sacrifices to TELLUS and CERES....
Goddess name
"Vesta"
Roman Was the goddess of the hearth, and therefore inseparably connected with the Penates, for Aeneas was believed to have brought the eternal fire of Vesta from Troy, along with the images of the Penates. The praetors, consuls, and dictators, before entering upon their official functions, sacrificed not only to the Penates, but also to Vesta at Lavinium. (The Aeneid by Virgil. Book II)

"Vetustas"
Roman The Roman personification of antiquity, long duration, great age ancient times, antiquity.

"Vica Pota"
Roman the Victor and Conqueror (quae vincit et potitur), was a Roman divinity of victory.
Goddess name
"Victoria"
Roman the goddess of victory that became an attack by the Christians with an angelic capacity
Goddess name
"Victoria"
Roman Goddess of victory. Known particularly from the second century BC and closely linked with JUPITER. Became adopted by the Christian church in an angelic capacity....

"Victrix"
Roman Another name for Venus. Roman
Goddess name
"Virbius"
Roman An ancient mythical king of Aricia and a favourite of Diana, who, when he had died, called him to life and intrusted him to the care of the nymph Aegeria. The fact of his being a favourite of Diana, the Taurian goddess, seems to have led the Romans to identify him with Hippolytus who, according to some traditions, had established the worship of Diana. Roman
God name
"Virbius"
Roman Minor chthonic god. A malevolent underworld deity who was frequently invoked during the worship of Diana in the Arician woodlands surrounding her sanctuary at Nemi. Virbius was reputed to prowl these woods and to be an emanation of Hippolytus, a mortal who had been trampled to death by his horses and made immortal by Aesculapius. For this reason the Arician woods were barred to horses....
Goddess name
"Virginalis"
Roman A title of the goddess Juno. In this aspect she protected virginity.

"Virginia"
Roman Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Clause.
Goddess name
"Virilis"
Roman An aspect of the goddess Fortuna who attended a man's career. Roman
Goddess name
"Viriplaca"
Roman the goddess who soothes the anger of man, was a surname of Juno, describing her as the restorer of peace between married people. Roman
King name
"Virtus"
Roman The Roman personification of manly valour. She was represented with a short tunic, her right breast uncovered, a helmet on her head, a spear in her left hand, a sword in the right, and standing with her right foot on a helmet. There was a golden statue of her at Rome, which Alaricus, king of the Goths, melted down. Roman
God name
"Virtus"
Roman God of military prowess. Known particularly from the second century BC....

"Vis"
Greek The Roman personification of strength, force, vigor, power, energy. Similar to the Greek Bia in regards to hostile strength, force and violence personified.
Supreme god name
"Voltumna"
Etruscan Tutelary god. Originally a vegetation deity who was elevated to the position of supreme god in the Etruscan pantheon and known in Roman culture as VERTUMNUS....
Goddess name
"Volumna"
Roman Nursery goddess. The guardian deity of the nursery and of infants....

"Volupia"
Roman The personification of sensual pleasure among the Romans. She is also called Voluptas.
Goddess name
"Voluptas"
Roman A goddess of sensual pleasure
God name
"Vosegus"
Roman / Celtic mountain god. A local deity from the Vosges known only from inscriptions....
Deities name
"Vossins"
Roman Their three chief deities were Jupiter, Neptnne, and Pluto.
God name
"Vulcan"
Greek The Roman smith god, identified with the Greek god Hephaestus. He was traditionally introduced to Rome by either Romulus or Titus Tatius. There were no specific legends concerning Vulcan but he played an important part in the success of various heroes by providing invincible armour for them. In Virgil's Aeneid, Vulcan made a superb suit of armour for Aeneas at Venus' request. He made a shield (called the Aegis) and thunderbolts for Jupiter and in return received Venus as his wife.
God name
"Vulcanus"
Roman The Roman god of fire, whose name seems to be connected with fulgere, fulgur, and fulmen.
God name
"Vulturus"
Roman God of the East wind. Roman

"Web of Life"
Roman The destiny of an individual from the cradle to the grave. The allusion is to the three Fates who, according to Roman mythology, spin the thread of life, the pattern being the events which are to occur.
Spirit name
"Will-O'-the-Wisp"
Roman A spirit of the bogs, whose delight is to mislead belated travellers.
King name
"Zanclus"
Roman A mythical king, and son of Gegenus, from whom the town of Zancle in Sicily derived its name.
God name
"Zephyrus"
Roman God of the south winds. Announces the arrival of spring....