Roman Mythology

Roman Gods

The Roman Gods had great influence in every sphere of society. From entreating divine inspiration at the highest levels of government to performing rituals honoring tutelary deities who assisted with the practical needs of everyday life, worship was a foundation of Roman existence.

Roman Gods Hero

List of Roman Gods

  • Apollo (Roman)

    Roman god of prophecy and politics, patron of musicians, poets, and doctors.

    Apollo was the Roman god who inspired prophecy, poetry, music, and medicine. Incorporated directly from the Greeks after a plague devastated Rome, he was both the bringer of and guardian against pestilence.

    Apollo, Roman God of Music (3:2)
  • Bacchus

    Freewheeling Roman god of wine, viniculture, creativity, and revelry.

    Bacchus was the unrestrained Roman god of wine and revelry, religious ecstasy, and frenzied creativity. The Romans believed that Bacchus inspired his worshipers in their drunken state, freeing them to think and act in new ways.

    Bacchus, Roman God of Wine (3:2)
  • Ceres

    Roman goddess of fertility and agriculture, and protector of commoners.

    Ceres was the Roman goddess of fertility and agriculture, the patron of farmers and protector of commoners. Festivals in the goddess’s honor sought her blessing for their crops to ensure a bountiful harvest.

    Ceres, Roman Goddess of Fertility (3:2)
  • Diana

    “Diana Triformis,” Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and the underworld.

    Diana was the Roman goddess of the hunt, unspoiled nature, and the boundaries separating wild from civilized, living from dead. Master of the bow, she roamed the wilderness seeking adventure and hunting game.

    Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt (3:2)
  • Juno

    Roman goddess and champion of women, marriage, home, and family.

    Juno was the queen of the Roman gods, the champion of women in their domestic roles of marriage and motherhood. A jealous wife, she was always seeking to punish her husband Jupiter’s conquests.

    Juno, Roman Queen of the Gods (3:2)
  • Jupiter

    King of the Roman gods, lord of the skies, and the patron deity of Rome.

    Jupiter, the “Sky Father,” was the king of the Roman gods and the champion of Rome and its empire. Ruler of the heavens and overseer of battles, worshipers sought his favor by making sacrifices in his honor.

    Jupiter, Roman King of the Gods (3:2)
  • Mars

    Furious Roman god of rage, passion, and war, father of the founders of Rome.

    Mars was the raging Roman god of warfare whose fury inspired savagery in battle. Father of city founders Romulus and Remus, Mars was revered not only as a god of war, but one whose conflicts brought about lasting peace.

    Mars, Roman God of War (3:2)
  • Mercury

    The wily Roman god of commerce, communication, and travel.

    Mercury was the wily trickster of the Roman pantheon, patron deity of commerce and travel as well as messengers and thieves. Always pushing boundaries, he was as quick to fool the other gods as he was to offer them assistance.

    Mercury, Roman God of Commerce (3:2)
  • Minerva

    Roman goddess of wisdom, inspirer of philosophers, craftsmen, and artisans.

    Minerva was the wisest of the Roman pantheon, the patron deity of philosophy, craftsmanship, art, and strategy. A quintessentially Roman goddess, she was part of the widely worshiped Capitoline Triad, along with Jupiter and Juno.

    Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom (3:2)
  • Neptune

    Roman god of waters and seas, controller of winds, storms, and horses.

    Neptune was the Roman god of all waters, bringer of winds and commander of storms. As capricious as the seas he commanded, Neptune guided the Roman people’s ancestor Aeneas to freedom, but demanded a human sacrifice for his assistance.

    Neptune, Roman God of the Sea (3:2)
  • Pluto

    “The wealthy one,” Roman god of the dead and lord of the underworld.

    Pluto was the mysterious Roman god of the dead and lord of the underworld. Sharing his realm with his stolen bride Proserpina, he also ruled over ores and precious stones and was known as the bringer of wealth.

    Pluto, Roman God of the Underworld (3:2)
  • Venus

    The beautiful and captivating Roman goddess of love, sex, and passion.

    Venus was the Roman goddess of love, sex, maternal affection, and erotic passion. Incomparably beautiful, she was the guardian of lovers and prostitutes, and revered as the mother of Aeneas, founder of the Roman people.

    Venus, Roman Goddess of Love (3:2)
  • Vesta

    The virginal Roman goddess of hearth and home, family and faith.

    Vesta was the virginal Roman goddess of hearth and home, family life and child-rearing. A popular and uncontroversial deity, her enormous power over domestic tranquility ensured all prayers began and ended with devotions to her.

    Vesta, Roman Goddess of the Hearth (3:2)
  • Vulcan

    Roman god of fire and the forge, master of blacksmiths and artisans.

    Vulcan was the clever and crafty Roman god of the forge, master of blacksmiths and artisans. Lamed from childhood, he dedicated himself to his craft, creating some of the most powerful artifacts in Roman mythology.

    Vulcan, Roman God of Fire (3:2)