Roman Influences

The Romans were largely influenced by Roman Gods and Important people. The Romans worshiped the Gods and prayed to them in hope of better lives and better outcomes with daily activities and happenings such as rain,sun, crops, and even trading and merchandising.                                                                                                    By: Kevin Zeller                                                                                                                                                                Sources: Wikipedia & Google

Apollo, unknown, 50 BC - 0 AD, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Apollo is one of the most important and complex deities in the Roman religion. He was god of light, the sun, truth and prophesy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. He is son of Zeus and Leto and has a twin sister Artemis.
Portrait of Emperor Augustus, Roman, 27 BC- AD 14 (Augustan), From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
Although Augustus was not a god the Romans glorified him and he was seen as a powerful and important figure in their lives. He was born as Gaius Octavius but later became known as Augustus meaning "great" or "venerable". He was an army leader and he brought great changes to Rome including giving power to the senate.
Statue of the Infant Cupid, Unknown, first half of 1st century, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is mentioned as the son of the goddess Venus. His greek version is Eros. He is often portrayed as a chubby boy and is often shown with a box and arrow which are the source of his power. Any god or goddess who is shot with his arrows is filled instantly with love and desire.
Statue of Jupiter, Unknown, Ancient Rome. End of 1st century, From the collection of: The State Hermitage Museum
Jupiter was king of gods and ruler of the skies as well as the god of thunder. He is the main god and most of the religion revolves around him and his actions. He is father of most important gods and was still important even after the Romans switched to Christianity.
Dionysus, Roman, 50–150 AD, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Bacchus is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and religious ecstasy. HIs origin is undetermined. His thyrsus is sometimes wound with ivy and dripping with honey. It is a beneficent wand but also a weapon, and can be used to destroy those who oppose his cult and the freedoms he represents.
Statuette of Mercury, Unknown, 120 - 140, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Apollo is a major Roman god, being one of the Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon. He is the patron god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence, messages/communication, travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; he is also the guide of souls to the underworld. His name is thought to be derived from the latin word "merx" meaning merchandise and his parents are Jupiter and Maia.
Figurine of Minerva, Unknown, 0100/0300, From the collection of: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. She was very important and was also the virgin goddess of music, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, and magic.[
Statuette of Venus, Unknown, 2nd - 3rd century, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Venus is the Roman goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility and prosperity.She was mother of the Romans through her son Aeneas who was said to have escaped the fall of Troy and flee to Italy. She is also said to be the mother of Cupid.
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