Roman Love Deities to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day Posted by Brittany Britanniae on Feb 11, 2016 in Roman culture
Well for many of you know that Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. So this post will obviously be Valentine’s Day themed.
If you are lucky enough to have a special someone in your life, I would recommend you check out some of the following posts:
If you are spending Valentine’s Day on your own this year- fret not- I got some great posts for you!
- Lupercalia: The Ancient Roman Love Holiday before Valentine’s Day
- 5 Dating Tips from the Roman Poet Ovid
- Ovid’s Heroides: The Original Fan Fiction
However, I digress, this post will be focused on love deities. It is important to note the different areas of expertise, because depending on what followers were prayer or sacrificing for…they change the deity to whom they asked. Please note there are much more information on these deities, but they would be posts unto themselves! Comment if you wish to see a certain god or goddess spotlighted!
God or Goddess: Venus
Area of Expertise: love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and desire
God or Goddess: Cupid
Area of Expertise: desire, erotic love, attraction and affection
God or Goddess: Suadela or Suada
Area of Expertise: persuasion, particularly in romance, seduction and love
So, while I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day- I do hope this post (and maybe others) made it a bit more special! So remember if your love life is looking a bit in the dumps, you could always try turning your luck to the Roman pantheon.
Next week’s post: Ancient Denistry- just in time for after all that candy from Valentine’s Day!
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