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Greek and Roman Gods and Mythology Guide
This Greek and Roman guide provides a glossary of terms of gods, goddesses, people, places and events

Greek and Roman Gods and Mythology Guide
The Greek and Roman guide provides a short glossary of terms relating to the gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek myths and legends. A fast, at-a-glance list of short definitions in alphabetical order are provided in this Greek and Roman gods and mythology guide. A who's-who of the names of heroes, villains, gods, goddesses, monsters and mythical creatures in classical Roman and Greek mythology.

Greek and Roman Gods and Mythology Guide
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Greek and Roman Gods Guide
Chart providing details of the differences, similarities and a comparison between Greek and Roman gods and mythology. Click one of the following links to access the Greek and Roman Gods dictionary and guide with short definitions of the hundreds of gods and goddesses that feature in Roman and Greek mythology and legends. Dictionary of all the names of the Roman and Greek Gods with short definitions of their roles and functions, according to ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

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Names of Greek and Roman Gods
The Greeks were conquered by the Roman Empire in 146BC. Part of the Roman culture was to adopted different ideas from the other cultures and civilisations they had defeated. Cautious not to offend foreign gods this process included the assimilation of the native gods and goddesses that were worshipped by other nations. The Ancient Romans just changed the Greek God names to Latin (Roman) equivalents or counterparts. This process and practice is called 'syncretism' which means the fusion of gods, goddesses, religious practices and beliefs to integrate into their existing system.

Greek and Roman Mythology Dictionary

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Greek and Roman Mythology Guide
Click one of the above links to access the Legends and Mythology dictionary guide with short, useful definitions of the people, places and events that feature in stories, mythology and legends.

Achilles dragging Hector during the Trojan War

Greek and Roman Gods Names
All of the Greek and Roman gods had specific roles and functions. The Romans assimilated the Greek gods and goddesses into their own culture and religion giving them Latin names. There were literally hundreds of Greek and Roman gods names, each of whom had their specific roles and attributes. The dictionary of Greek and Roman gods provides short definitions of the hundreds of gods and goddesses that feature in Roman and Greek mythology and legends. Greek gods names and their Roman counterparts. The most famous of all the Greek and Roman gods were:

  • Zeus was the name of the Grecian king of the gods, the name of his Roman counterpart was Jupiter, who just to complicate things further, was also known as Jove
  • Hera was the Grecian name of the queen of the gods, the name of her counterpart was Juno
  • Hermes was the Grecian name of the messenger of the gods, the name of his counterpart was was Mercury
  • Aphrodite was the Grecian name of the goddess of love and beauty, the name of her counterpart was Venus
  • Ares was the Grecian name of the god of war, the name of his Roman counterpart was Mars
  • Demeter was the Grecian name of the goddess of agriculture, the name of her counterpart was Ceres
  • Hephaestus was the Grecian name of the god of fire and metal-working, the name of his counterpart was Vulcan
  • Poseidon was the Grecian name of the god of the sea, the name of his counterpart was Neptune
  • Athena was the Grecian name of the goddess of wisdom, the name of her counterpart was Minerva
  • Artemis was the Grecian name of the goddess of the hunt, the name of her counterpart was Diana
  • Apollo was the Grecian and the name of the god of the sun and music
  • Hestia was the Grecian goddess of the home and hearth, the name of her counterpart was Vesta

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Greek and Roman Mythology Guide
Greek and Roman Mythology contain stories of the Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek myths and legends. Greek and Roman Mythology contain traditional stories that have endured over a long time. The old, famous stories, tales and legends that feature in Greek and Roman Mythology are designed to thrill, terrify, entertain and inspire the listeners. The legends and stories of ancient Greek and Roman Mythology contain morals which taught the young Greeks and Romans the virtues and the vices of the world. Exciting tales of love, courage, loyalty, strength, perseverance, leadership and self reliance . Other tales contained in ancient Greek and Roman Mythology taught the consequences of vices that were associated with treachery, jealousy, greed, deceit and hate. The old famous myths and stories of Greek and Roman Mythology, with their terrifying monsters and intimidating creatures symbolized danger but allowed the imaginations of kids and children to safely consider the impossible. Greek mythology was chronicled in the epic Iliad by Homer. Roman mythology was chronicled in the Aeneid. other references to Greek and Roman mythology were

Homer, Odyssey
Hesiod, Theogony
Homeric Hymns
Aeschylus, Oresteia
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Euripides, Bacchae
Virgil, Aeneid
Ovid, Metamorphoses

The head of Medusa, the Gorgon

Ancient Mythology - The head of Medusa, the Gorgon, who was slain by the hero Perseus

Greek and Roman Mythology
The legends told in Greek and Roman Mythology tell of events of great importance in times of adversity, such as the founding of a nation or of great battles and conflicts such as the Trojan War. Greek and Roman Mythology cover of a large range of subjects including the creation of the universe, the relationship between gods and mortals, human nature, religion, relationships, the family, love, madness, and death. A fast guide to Greek and Roman Mythology helps to jog the memory and our dictionary details the names of gods and goddesses and the names of important places and events that feature in the fascinating subject of ancient Greece and ancient Rome.

 

 
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