The nature of their gods, the priests and how they were worshipped. Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes. However, to avoid confusion it is important to note some differences between the myths of these two peoples. The two mythologies differed in their belief systems. Not to be confused with. Live a good life and land Elysium three times, and you get to go to the Isle of the Blessed, for eternal paradise. Athena is always good to have on your side, while Zeus's positive attention tends to be accompanied by at least as much negative attention from his wife, Hera, so king of the gods or no, it might be better not to catch his eye.
Cronus or Kronus is known for having swallowed his children, until his youngest child, Zeus, forced him to regurgitate. Greek and Roman gods are unique in their own way. While the Romans decided to mirror the Greek gods, since Greece was considered a highly cultured, they nevertheless had their own distinct culture with a different set of values. Gaia Terra Mother goddess of the earth, daughter of Chaos, mother of Uranus. This god is sometimes conflated with Chronos time Persephone Proserpina The daughter of Demeter, the wife of Hades, and another goddess important in religious mystery cults. No memes about votes, likes etc.
Saturn, for instance, can be said to have another origin here, and so too Diana. Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Athena. If your heart was equal to or lighter than the feather you could enter the afterlife. Overall, these deities carried symbolisms to human characteristics. Christianity has the story of God created the Heavens and the Earth, and the story of the first man and woman in the Garden of Eden.
Pater was found as an epithet of , , , and , among others. Demeter is associated with an important religious cult, the Eleusinian mysteries. For example, Eve, the first woman in Christianity, was tempted into sin by the serpent and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And just as many for death. These are the most popular gods of the Pantheon, probably because they are closer to recorded times than their predecessors. She helped many of the great heroes. The priests definitely had more of a grip on the Egyptians than the Greeks.
The Romans had many gods and personifications. However, the Romans, to give it a touch of uniqueness or individuality; changed the names to the Greek deities and assigned them Roman names, although their characteristics in one culture as in the other were practically similar. They were symbols of the Greek culture. Came 1000 years after the Greeks. You can get an idea of cultural values from examining the gods: Dionysus, god of wine, can be pleasant enough, but is in some ways the wildest and most threatening of the gods, to be treated with cautious respect - just like a strong brew! In later times she became associated with the moon. Woodard, Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult p.
As you can see, all the tasks assigned to each god are essential parts for people to live. The practice of astronomy and astrology began in Mesopotamia. Interestingly enough however, many remain clueless as to their differences, often considering them pretty much the same thing. Based on the Greeks, this god is named Ares but in Roman he is named Mars. The Greeks placed coins on the eyes or in the mouth, where as the Egyptians would leave their dead with a room full of stuff. However, a herder took them and raised them as his children.
Even though Roman and Greek mythology are descriptive and elaborate both forms of mythologies have a major difference. In fact, it is important to know that Mars officiates as the god of agriculture and fertility too in the Roman mythology whereas, in Greek mythology, it is not so. Nearby, as the Roman civilization was growing, the Latin people came in contact with Greek civilization. Many people confuse Greek and Roman mythologies, particularly their gods, most of whom have direct counterparts in each other's culture. Stories are often told between the struggles of good and order versus evil and chaos. Depends on what Indians are you talking about, if it's Hindu Indians: Hindu Indians had has a deffrent phylosofic way to see life and their Gods don't look like mortals or humans, in Greek mythology the Gods are antromorphs meaning that they had mortal like bodys and feelings but immortal. Also known as Stercutus, Sterculius, Straculius, Struculius.
Ares was dubbed as purely a god of war by the Greeks while the Romans also acknowledge Mars as a god of fertility and agriculture. Now while Greeks would do the same, it was less common and less ritualized than the Egyptian culture. Cronus Saturn Titan sky god, supreme ruler of the titans and father to many Olympians, his reign was referred to as 'the golden age'. Another clear difference between the Greek gods and the Roman gods is that they first acted on account of a sort of entitlement, sprouting from their ancestry and their superiority to the mortal realm. Nevertheless, there are lots of parallelisms between the two and the difference is most likely because of the dissimilarities between the Greek and Roman cultures. What is the difference between Greek Gods and Roman Gods? The Greeks believe that the coins would pay Charon, the boatman, who would only ferry you across the River Styx to the Underworld if you paid him.
Brouwer, Bona Dea: The Sources and a Description of the Cult pp. Every year the king sent seven men and women to their deaths as food to Minotaur, and after continually practicing this for several years, a young man named Theseus offered to save the kingdom by killing Minotaur. There were up to fifteen different gods for birth, if not more. An interesting insight into the female ornaments of Roman times, the statuette, probably imported from the area of Alexandria, reproduces with a few modifications the statuary type of Aphrodite untying her sandal, known from copies in bronze and terracotta. However, treatment of different Gods can be different in the two cultures. No ancient source, however, poses this dichotomy, which is not generally accepted among scholars of the 21st century.