Beliefs and Religion of Romans during the rule of Julius Caesar. Brittany Whitfield Toni Lee Faith Nixon
Religion Overview • The religion in ancient Rome was Polytheism. • Polytheism is the worship or belief in multiple Gods. • Usually assembled into a temple of Gods and Goddesses, along with their own religions and rituals.
Major Gods • Creator deity • Death deity • Life-Death-Rebirth deity • Venus (Love goddess) • Quiritis (Mother goddess) • Culture hero
Superstitions And Omens • God vs. men • Etruscan developed reading omen in the form of science
Ceremonies And Rituals • The animal they offered up had to be the same sex as the god or goddess they were offering it to. • They used charms spells and chanting
Views On Fate • The god / goddess of faith are Zeus and Moira • When people interfered with fate the goddess of fate became the goddess of death • She was to be an ugly old women who carried a staff and a cutting instrument