Vulcan originally was an Italian fire-god, particularly associated with destructive fire. He was worshipped primarily to obtain his protection in averting fires, so there were numerous shrines dedicated to him where fires were most feared, such as areas near volcanoes and where grain was stored, especially at the port of Ostia. An interesting note is … Read more


Saturn was an ancient god of agriculture, or vegetation god, and was associated with the sowing of the seed and with plenty. Some say he was an Italian corn god. His name may have been derived from sator (a sower) or with satur (stuffed or gouged). In early times his cult partner, or consort, was the fire-goddess, Lua (lues, … Read more

Roman Numerals

How much do you know about Roman numerals? In this article you can learn how to read Roman numbers, and how to write all Roman numerals from 1 to 100 so there is no confusion. For a cultural issue, these numbers are still in today’s society as a numbering system and it is very useful to … Read more


Mors in roman mythology was the Roman god of death who replaced the Greek god Thanatos, and according to legend was one of the twin sons of Nyx. He resided in a portion of the remote cave provided by Somnus, the god of sleep, beside the river Lethe. Ovid depicts him as a hideous and … Read more


Mellonia also known as Mellona in roman mythology was the ancient Roman goddess of the bees and honey according to St Augustine. She was in charge of the protection of the honey sweetness. A.G.H. Source: Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 162


Jupiter, or Jove, was the supreme or high, god of the Roman pantheon, and recognized as father of the gods was closely identified with Zeus. His probable origin was an Etruscan god, for the Etruscan kings, with their own high god being called Tinia, instituted the cult of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, “best and greatest,” but his … Read more