Religio Romana

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Religio Romana, or more accurately the religion of ancient Rome, is a polytheistic religion focused on a number of deities which exhibit parts of nature or humanity.

Followers of Religio Romana have historically been called pagans, but this term is considered too generic, and somewhat offensive, to describe the complex religion followed in ancient Rome. The deities of Religio Romana traditionally exhibit human emotions and have complex relationships with one another. Much of Religio Romana is taken directly from Hellenic polytheism, while other facets come from oral tradition and local customs.



There are many deities in Religio Romana, but the following table contains many of the primary deities and their essential motif or purpose.

God/Goddess God/Goddess of
Apollo God of the sun, dancing, festivities, archery and music
Bacchus God of wine
Ceres Goddess of the earth
Cupid God of love
Diana Goddess of the moon and hunting
Fortuna Goddess of luck
Janus God of doors
Juno Queen of the gods
Jupiter King of the gods
Maia Maiestas Goddess of growth
Mars God of war
Mercury Messenger of the gods
Minerva Goddess of wisdom
Neptune God of the sea
Pluto King of the Hades
Proserpine Queen of the Hades
Quirinus God of defense & the state
Saturn God of agriculture
Uranus God of the heavens
Venus Goddess of love
Vesta Goddess of hearth
Vulcan God of smithing


The following nations have a significant following of Religio Romana within its populace.