Roman Deities

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Acca Larentia:
  An early goddess. She became the she-wolf that succled Romulus and Remus. Another Larentia in Roman mythology was known as the city's most beautiful prostitute.
Aesculapius:
  A God of healing
Angerona:
  Goddess of the secret sorrow. Her shrine was in the temple of Volupia. Her rites were celebrated on December 21st.
Aurora:
  Goddess of the dawn
Bacchus:
  God of fertility and wine. He was also known as Liber and Liber Pater
Bellona:
  Goddess of war
Bona Dea:
  Goddess of chastity and fecundity. She was only worshipped by women, and is also known as Fauna, Maia, or Ops
Candelifera:
  Goddess of Childbirth
Cardea:
  Goddess of Thresholds and Door Pivots
Carmentis:
  Goddess of Birth, Healing, and The Future. She was also known as Carmenta
Consus:
  God of horses and mules. He was often worshipped with Ops. According to Roman legend, his underground atar was discovered by Romulus.
Cupid:
  God of desire. Also known as Amor, he was the son of Venus. He blindly shot at people with arrows that would make them fall in love.
Cybele:
  A Great Mother Goddess. She came to Rome from Phrygia, and her followers and priests were called Corybantes. She travelled in a chariot pulled by lions.
Cynthia:
  A name for Diana (for the hill on where she was born) and Venus (for the island on which she came ashore).
Delia:
  A name for Diana based on her birthplace of Delos.
Diana:
  Goddess of birth and wild things. She was also the patroness of the plebeans.
Dis:
  A name for Pluto derived from Dives ("wealth").
Discordia:
  Personification of discord
Egeria:
  A nymph/goddess who advised King Numa Pompillius from the grove of the Camenae in Rome. After his death she went to Aricia and was turned into a spring.
Epona:
  Goddess of horses & mules
Faunus:
  God of herdsmen & forests. He can induce a sense of terrible panic in men, and is associated with the Greek god Pan.
Flora:
  Goddess of fertility and flowering plants
Fornax:
  Goddess of the oven.
Fortuna:
  Goddess of luck and fortune
Gratiae:
  Personifications of beauty and grace. They are also known(in English) as the Graces.
Helernus:
  God of vegetables
Honos:
  Feminine personification of Morality
Inuus:
  God of the fertility of herds and of sexual intercourse. He was one of the gods worshipped during the Lupercalia.
Irene:
  Goddess of peace.
Janus:
  God of beginnings & endings & doorways. He has two faces: one facing forwards while one faces backwards.
Juno:
  Goddess of marriage, homes, and childbirth. She is the consort of Jupiter.
Juno Moneta - Goddess of money
Juno Sospita - Goddess of protection and fertility
Jupiter:
  God of the skies.
Jupiter Elicius - God of thunder
Jupiter Pluvius - God of rain
Jupiter Lapis - God of lightning
Juventas:
  Goddess of youth.
Larentia:
  Another name for Acca Larentia
Lares:
  Gods of the Household. Every household in Rome had its own lar. The Lares were worshipped with Vesta and the Penates. They were also known as the lases.
Lares Praestites: "The Standby Lares" - Protectors of the state
Liber:
  God of fertility. He was also known as Liber Pater, and was the consort of Libera. He was worshipped with Libera and Ceres.
Libera:
  Goddess of fertility. She was the consort of Liber, and was often associated with Ceres. She may also have also been known as Proserpina.
Lua:
  An early goddess. She was possibly a wife of Saturn.
Lucifer:
  The morning star
Lucina:
  Goddess of childbirth.
Luna:
  Goddess of the moon, and the name of the Moon itself.
Manes:
  Spirits of the dead. They live in the underworld, and occasionally visit the living. The Manes are also known as di manes.
Di Parentes - Ancestral spirits
Mars:
  God of war and agriculture. He is one of the Romans' principal deities. Mars is also known as Mavors, Mamers, Gradivus (as a war-god), and Silvanus (as an agricultural-god).
Mercury:
  God of commerce and merchants
Minerva:
  Goddess of arts, crafts, skill, and intelligence
Mulciber:
  An alternate name for Vulcan
Neptune:
  God of water, rain, and fertility.
Nerio:
  A goddess, and an obscure wife of Mars.
Ops:
  Goddess of the harvest, plenty, and fertility. She is regarded as the wife of Saturn and mother of Jupiter, or as the wife of Consus.
Pales:
  God of cattle-rearing. His festival was the Palilia, and it was celebrated on April 21st.
Pax:
  Goddess of Peace.
Penates:
  Gods of the storeroom. Each Roman household worshipped them along with the Lares and Vesta. The Penates were honored at every family meal and every feast. They were sometimes known as di penates. The Penates for the Roman citizens as a large "family" were known as penates publici .
Picus:
  God of agriculture and manure. He is the son of Saturn, father of Faunus, and husband of Canens/Pomona
Pluto:
  A god of the underworld. He was also known as Orcus and Dis.
Pomona:
  Goddess of fruit trees.
Poseidon:
  God of the Sea
Proserpina:
  Fertility goddess
Quirinus:
  God of war. Quirinus was the name Romulus took after he was deified.
Robiga:
  Spirit of Mildew and Rust.
Salacia:
  Goddess of the sea. She is married to Neptune.
Salus:
  Goddess of health and public well-being.
Saturn:
  God of the harvest, fertility, and agriculture.
Silvanus:
  God of agriculture and woodlands. When he associated with Mars he becomes a god of fields and farming. Silvanus is also known as a god of of flocks and herds.
Sol:
  The Sun itself, and the name of the God of the sun.
Somnus:
  God of sleep.
Tellus:
  Goddess of the earth.
Terminus:
  Spirit of boundries, specifically farmland boundries.
Terra:
  Goddess of the earth.
Vediovus:
  A God of the Dead, sometimes called the king of the Di Manes. He appeared in art as a young man carrying a set of arrows and accompanied by a goat.
Venus:
  Goddess of love and the fertility of gardens.
Vertumnus:
  God of the seasons and fertility, and husband of Pomona.
Vesta:
  Goddess of the hearth.
Victoria:
  Goddess of victory.
Virbius:
  God-consort of Diana.
Virtus:
  Personification of Bravery in War
Volupia:
  Goddess of pleasure.
Vulcan:
  God of fire, especially uncontrolled fire and volcanoes. He became god of smiths and craftsmen in late Classical times.

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