Greek and Roman Gods

History, Facts and Information about Greek and Roman Gods
The content of this article provides interesting mythology, facts and information about Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses.

The Greek and Roman Gods worshipped by the two nations had similar roles and duties. However, their names were different. The religion of the Romans differed in some respects from that of the Greeks. For information regarding the differences between the Greek and Roman religion please click the following link:

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Different Names of Greek and Roman Gods - Mythology
In the mythology of the Romans there are separate Latin and Greek names for one imagined divinity. Examples of these separate names are  "Ares" of the Greeks and "Mars" of the Latins, "Poseidon" of the Greeks is "Neptunus" of the Latins, "Aphrodite" of the Greeks is "Venus" of the Latins.  More names of Greek and gods of the Romans are shown in the list on the following table. Click the following link for a List of Roman Gods including the minor gods of the Romans.

List of Names of Greek and Roman Gods (Major)
The following table contains a list of names for the equivalent major classical Gods of the Greeks and the Romans:

List of Greek and Roman Gods & Goddesses (Major)
Table of Names

Names of Greek Gods: Names of Roman Gods: Description of what the
Gods presided over

Phoebus Apollo ***  Apollo: God of the Sun, poetry, music and oracles

Dionysus ***  Bacchus: God of Wine

Demeter ***  Ceres: Goddess of Agriculture

Eros ***  Cupid: God of Love

Artemis ***  Diana: Goddess of Hunting

Maia ***  Fauna: Goddess of Animals

Chloris ***  Flora: Goddess of Flowers and Spring

Tyche ***  Fortuna: Goddess of Fortune

No Greek Equivalent ***  Janus: God of Doors and beginnings and endings

Hera ***  Juno: Goddess of Marriage

Zeus ***  Jupiter aka Jove: The King of the Gods and the God of the sky

Ares ***  Mars: God of War

Hermes ***  Mercury: Messenger of the Gods and Finance
 
Pallas Athena ***  Minerva: Goddess of Wisdom

Poseidon ***  Neptune: God of the Sea

Hades ***  Pluto: God of the Underworld and Death

Kronos ***  Saturn: God of Time, Harvest and Agriculture

Aphrodite ***  Venus: Goddess of Love and Beauty

Hestia ***  Vesta: Goddess of the Hearth, the Home and the Roman state

Hephaestus ***  Vulcan: God of Fire, the Forge and Blacksmiths

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