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Roman religion – Ancient Roman gods

By |2017-09-04T14:12:37+00:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|

Hadrian's Pantheon from the outside. Built in the early 100s AD In some ways Roman religion is a lot like Greek religion, but in other ways it is very different. Like the Greeks, the Romans thought that there were many gods, and that these gods each controlled different parts of the world: storms, the ocean, marriage, blacksmithing, and [...]

Roman Imperial Cult – emperors and Roman religion

By |2017-09-04T14:08:04+00:00September 4th, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman general Pompey The Roman general Pompey conquered West Asia around 50 BC. He was embarrassed to find that people there were worshipping him as a god. They would come out of the cities to pray to him, and bow down to him. They made statues of him and put them in temples and even sometimes sacrificed animals or incense to these statues. [...]