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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 05, 2012 03:38AM) (new)

In case you're not feeling imaginative.
Greek Info.- http://www.crystalinks.com/greekgods2...
Roman Info.- http://www.roman-colosseum.info/roman...


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 04, 2012 06:48PM) (new)

Greek
Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. His name means "cut up," and (perhaps incidentially) shares a root with the word scalpel. He represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrine, and Panacea symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine and healing (literally, "all-healing"), respectively. Occasionally he is also linked to his son Telesforos, who represents the powers of recuperation.
Eris is the Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord,her name being translated into Latin as Discordia. Her Greek opposite is Harmonia, whose Latin counterpart is Concordia. Homer equated her with the war-goddess Enyo, whose Roman counterpart is Bellona. The dwarf planet Eris is named after the goddess, as is the religion Discordianism.
Eros was the god responsible for love; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity. His name is the root of words such as erotic. His Roman equivalent was Cupid, "desire", also known as Amor, "love". He was often associated with Aphrodite. Like Dionysus, he was sometimes referred to as Eleutherios, "the liberator".
Hebe is the goddess of youth (Roman equivalent: Juventas). She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Heracles (Roman equivalent: Hercules); her successor was the young Trojan prince Ganymede. Another title of hers, for this reason, is "Ganymeda." She also drew baths for Ares and helped Hera enter her chariot.
Nemesis was the goddess of divine justice and vengeance. Her anger was seen as directed chiefly toward those guilty of arrogance (Hubris), particularly human arrogance towards the gods and their laws. Nemesis pursued the insolent and the wicked with inflexible vengeance. Her cult probably originated from Smyrna. She was described by Greek writers as the daughter of Oceanus or Zeus, but according to Hesiod she was a child of Erebus and Nyx.In English the meaning of the word nemesis has changed somewhat. It now usually means an ultimate or unbeatable enemy, as in the phrase "to meet one's nemesis." The sense of nemesis being a just punishment for hubris has generally been lost.
Nyx was the primordial goddess of the night.


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 05, 2012 11:30AM) (new)

Roman
•Abundantia- Goddess of Abundance and Prosperity
•aesculapius - God of Health and Medicine
•Aurora - Goddess of the dawn
•Bubona - Goddess of cattle
•Candelifera - Goddess of childbirth
•Carmenta - Goddess of Childbirth and Prophecy
•Clementia - Goddess of forgiveness and mercy
•Cloacina - Goddess who presided over the sewers in Rome
•Concordia- Goddess of agreement
•Deverra- Goddess of midwives and women in labor
•Discordia - Goddess of Discord
•Edesia - Goddess of food who presided over banquets
•Epona - God of horses
•Fabulinus- God of children
•Fama - Goddess of fame and rumor
•Felicitas- Goddess of good luck and success
•Fides- Goddess of loyalty
•Hercules - God of strength
•Hespera - Goddess of dusk
•Hippona - Goddess of horses
•Honos - God of military honours and chivalry
•Invidia- Goddess of envy or jealousy
•Iris - Goddess of the rainbow
•Justitia - Goddess of justice
•Juventas - Goddess of youth
•Libertas - Goddess of freedom
•Libitina - Goddess of death, corpses and funerals
•Luna - Goddess of the moon
•Mithras - God worshipped by Roman soldiers
•Muta - Goddess of silence
•Necessitas - Goddess of destiny
•Nemesis - Goddess of revenge
•Opis - Goddess of Fertility
•Pax - Goddess of peace
•Pietas - Goddess of duty
•Pomona - Goddess of fruit trees
•Portunes - God of Keys
•Proserpina - Goddess of Grain and Queen of the Dead
•Sancus- God of loyalty, honesty, and oaths
•Somnus - God of sleep
•Sors- God of luck
•Spes - Goddess of hope
•Tempestes - Goddess of storms
•Tranquillitas - Goddess of peace and tranquillity
•Trivia - Goddess of magic
•Veritas- Goddess of virtue and truth
•Victoria - Goddess of victory
•Voluptas - Goddess of pleasure



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