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Mythology in Space: A Reunion 400 Years in the Making Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope everyone had a good weekend! As you might have seen this month, the spacecraft Juno has finally made orbit around the great gas giant, Jupiter! Astronomers may be most excited by this new milestone of planetary science for the opportunity to get a peek at the constituent materials of the Jovian…

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Disney Mythology vs. Greco-Roman Mythology: Part I Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

Salvete Omnes, With the many of you learning Latin and the Roman culture; I believe it is important to observe how antiquity permeates through modern media. So today I propose we observe the role of mythology, mythic characters and items within Disney films and series. #1. Character or Item FEMALE CENTAURS OR KENTAURIDES Film or Series…

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Mars: From Roman God of War to First Science Feed in Latin. Posted by on Sep 11, 2013

Ancient Mars Mars [Latin: Mars or Marvors] was the Roman god of war (the Greek god of war was Ares). Mars’ placement in Roman mythology is near identical to that of Greek Mythology. Some major myths that include Mars can be read on here. However, Romans had a different appreciation for Mars than the Greek had…

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Roman Gods and Goddesses Posted by on May 15, 2012

GREEK NAME ROMAN NAME ROLE Aphrodite Venus Goddess of beauty and sexual desire (in Roman mythology also goddess of the fields and gardens) Apollo Phoebus God of prophecy, medicine and archery (later Greco-Roman mythology: god of the Sun) Ares Mars God of war Artemis Diana Goddess of hunting (later Greco-Roman mythology: goddess of the Moon)…

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Roman mythology II Posted by on May 8, 2012

Castor and Pollux

Inclusion of other deities Roman primitive religions were modified both by the addition of new beliefs in later times, and for the assimilation of a great part of Greek mythology. Thus, Roman religion was consolidated before the start of the literary tradition, therefore, the early Roman writers who wrote about their religion were ​​unaware of…

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