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Did the Romans Believe in Their Gods
A look at Roman religious beliefs that doesn't depend on a Christian perspective.
Sun Gods and Sun Goddesses
There have been sun gods throughout history. Some are depicted as traveling across the sky in a boat. The Egyptians differentiated among the aspects of the sun. The Greeks and Romans also have more than one sun god. It seems that m/ost sun deities are male and counterparts to the often female moon deities.
Moon Gods and Moon Goddesses
To those of us in the West, the most familiar deities of the moon are female -- moon goddesses. Our word lunar, as in the lunar cycle of full, crescent, and new moons, comes from the feminine Latin Luna . This seems natural because of the association of the lunar month and the female menstrual cycle, but not all societies envision the moon as a...
For those who may be puzzled when they don't see the words gods and goddesses, here is a glossary entry on the word deity (plural, deities), which is far more convenient for tight word counts as well as being gender-neutral.
Legend is distinct from myth and fairy tale, but refers, as they do, to a story.
Did the Greeks Believe Their Myths?
Greeks acted as though they believed in supernatural powers.