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Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses

Table of the Conventional Roman Equivalents of Greek Gods

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Demeter Statue at the Prado Museum in Madrid. 3r C A.D. Roman copy of Greek original.

Demeter Statue at the Prado Museum in Madrid. 3rd C A.D. Roman copy from a Greek original made for the Eleusis sanctuary c. 425-420 B.C.

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Most of the Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses share enough attributes to be considered roughly the same, but with a different name -- Latin for the Roman, Greek for the Greek. Some of the Roman and Greek gods and goddesses -- Apollo, for instance -- have only the one name for both.

For a more complete Roman listing, see Roman Gods and Goddesses. For more on the Greek gods, see Olympian Greek Gods and Goddesses.

Please note that there are different cults for many of these deities, so, for instance, the Ephesian Artemis/Diana is quite different from the huntress Artemis (Artemis Agrotera).

 

Major Gods and Goddesses

Greek

Roman

Aphrodite Venus
Apollo Apollo
Ares Mars
Artemis Diana
Athena Minerva
Demeter Ceres
Hades Pluto [conventionally or for a trivia question, but really Pluto, a god of wealth, is the equivalent of a god of wealth called Dis]
Hephaistos Vulcan
Hera Juno
Hermes Mercury
Hestia Vesta
Kronos Saturn
Persephone Proserpina
Poseidon Neptune
Zeus Jupiter

Minor Gods
with Greek or English name on the left and Latin on the right

Erinyes / Eumenides (Furies / Kindly Ones) Dirae / Furiae
Eris Discordia
Eros Cupid
Moirai
(Fates)
Moirae / Parcae
Charites
(Graces)
Gratiae
Helios Sol
Horai
(Seasons)
Horae
Pan Faunus
Tyche Fortuna

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