During the ancient roman times they also had a religion as we do and worshiped gods but one thing that was also really interesting is that they believed that some leaders were decendents from gods. For example Caesar was believed to be a one and therefore his son Augustus was believed to be son of god. They also used gods to motivate their people to make do what they want like the god Mars he was the god of war. He was one of the main motivations that they had to go to war because Romulus was his son and they believed that they should follow the example. Then they also showed their respect by sacrificing animals to them to to worship them and for leaders they had the right to put their face in the coins. They were both considered to have the most power over the roman citizens.