Lexicon - Roman Terms
| the di indigetes were native Roman gods and goddesses; many of the so-called numina (see below) fall into this category
| symbolic bundles of rods
this word means festival in Latin
priests who offered sacrifices to the gods - especially the gods Jupiter, Quirinus, and Mars; for instance, the flamen Dialis was a priest of Jupiter
in ancient Rome, a genius was man's spirit (or his creative source); the version of this word for women was "juno"
these beings were ghosts, often frightening or malevolent
| this word refers to a Roman ceremony of purification
loosely defined, the word numina refers to deities or spirits
these women were prophets or seers; they played an important role in Roman (and Greek) mythology and religion
| this odd looking word is the name for a distinctive Roman sacrifice of three animals - a pig, sheep, and bull
maidens who watched after the temple of the goddess Vesta; it was especially essential that they maintain their chastity
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