Etruscan Gods and Goddesses
This page lists a portion of the Etruscan pantheon of deities. And while the names of these gods and goddesses may be unfamiliar, even in some cases a bit comic, they represent the Etruscan version of the Greek Olympians
. One of the problems that arises in the study of the Etruscans, however, is that we have yet to decipher their odd language. This does pose difficulties, both in translation and interpretation of the various divinities who populate Etruscan art; but we can come to some educated conclusions based on both context and iconography. Also, note how some of the names of the gods and goddesses are similar to their Greek and/or Roman counterparts, while others (like Fufluns...) are, well, unique. At any rate, it was via the Etruscans that the Romans came into contact with the Greek gods, and so these strange and somewhat enigmatic people deserve due mention in a discussion of Roman myth and religion.
god of the arts (esp. poetry and music), archery, and divination
goddess of the hunt
god of wine and fertility
goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts
god of the sky; ruler of the Etruscan pantheon
goddess of love and beauty
god of merchants
goddess of marriage
Who's Who in Classical Mythology
This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.
The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.
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