Religion

Roman Gods List

The Romans took the Greek gods and gave them new names. The Romans in Scotland created altars to some of these gods as well as others who were Celtic or local in origin. The Roman gods with links have altars in Scotland.

Roman Name (number of altars in Scotland)Greek Name
Apollo (3) god of the sun, son of Jupiter, brother of Diana,Apollo
Apollo-Grannus (2) Celtic Godnone
BacchusDionysus
CeresDemeter
CoelusUranus
CupidEros
Diana (2) God of HuntingArtemis
Fortuna (4) Goddess of FateTyche
Hercules (2) God of strength and heroismHeracles
Juno (3) Goddess of marriage and women, consort of Jupiter, and part of the Capitoline TriadHera
Jupiter (10) Ruler of the heavens, brother to Juno, and part of the Capitoline TriadZeus
Jupiter Dolichenus (1) Eastern god of heavens and military success none
MarsAres
Mercury (5) God of travel and communicationHermes
Neptune (3) God of watersPoseidon
Minerva (2) Goddess of the arts, professions and handicrafts and part of the Capitoline Triad. Daughter of Jupiter and JunoAthena
PlutoHades
ProsperpinaPersephone
SaturnCronus
Silvanus (3) God of forests and the wildernessSilenus
VenusAphrodite
Victory (4) goddess of victory and triumph
VulcanHephaestus

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