Roman Pantheon Quick Guide
Abandinus – God of Godmanchester in Huntingdonshire.
Apollo -The sun god depicted with a bow and arrow, and a 4 horse chariot.
Bachus -God of wine, feasting, fertility and ecstasy, his feast day is on the 17th of March.
Bellona – Goddess of war.
Bona Dea -The good goddess who was only worshiped by women.
Ceres -Goddess of corn and grain crops, she is also associated with motherhood.
Cupid -God of love depicted as a youth with a bow and arrow.
Diana – The lady of the forest and the wilderness, also associated with the moon. Her sacred animals were the dog and the stag.
Dis Pater -A god of the underworld.
Faunus -A god of the forest and nature depicted with horns and goats feet. Associated (Like Pan) with terror in wild places.
Fortuna -The goddess of fortune, often depicted with a wheel of fortune.
Hecate -The dark aspect of the earth goddess and queen of the underworld, she was often depicted as a crone or as a triple goddess. She is associated with crossroads, dogs, witchcraft and destruction.
Hercules -The hero of Greek myth he was worshiped as a god by the Romans. He is associated with strength, travellers and athletic prowess.
Janus -The dual god of past and present, wisdom and knowledge, he was depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions.
Jovantucadros -God of youth and young people.
Juno -A moon goddess and sister of Jupiter, she is also associated with the earth.
Jupiter -The lord of the heavens and god of lightning, luck, elements and wealth.
Luna -The goddess of the moon.
Mars -God of war and agriculture, he was depicted with a helmet, spear and shield. He was important to the Romans because he fathered Romulus and Remus the mythical founders of Rome.
Mercury -The messenger of the gods depicted with a caduceus and winged sandals. He is associated with cunning, messages and mischief.
Minerva -A warrior goddess associated with smiths, protection and science and maidenhood.
Mithra (Mithras) -Roman God of the sun, who sacrificed a sacred bull to bring forth gifts for mankind. He had a powerful following in Roman times, and may have vied with Christianity for dominance. The two have some similarities.
Neptune -God of the sea depicted bearded with a trident and a whip. He is associated with anything pertaining to the sea.
Nodens -God of Lydney in Gloucestershire, father of Gwynn ap Nudd.
Pluto -The Roman god of the underworld, he is associated with death and riches.
Saturn -The father of time and wisdom, he is depicted with a sickle or with ears of corn in his hand.
Venus -Goddess of love she is also associated with the moon, beauty and vegetation.
Vesta -The shinning one, she is a goddess of the hearth and fire.
Vulcan -The smith god depicted bearded with a hat and a tunic he was the god of volcanoes, smithing and craftsmen.