Encyclopedia of World Mythology
The myriad rituals used by medicine men, shamans and elders to call upon the spirits, the customary beliefs in the powers of the gods, and the social and cultural influences behind these beliefs are all explained within this volume.
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Rome Correspondingly , the importance of Ceres , the goddess of agriculture and
Roman equivalent to Demeter , is substantially increased . Likewise , whereas
the Greeks did not lay much emphasis on their war god Ares , the Romans ...
When Romulus died he became a god and was worshipped as the Roman spirit
Quirinus . The Roman state was simply too large and Egyptian deity , the ram -
horned god mutable for only one set of mythological Amon , became Ammon in ...
VENUS AND CUPID VENUS , GODDESS of sexual desire , plays a major role in
the Roman epic poem , the Aeneid . As the mother of Aeneas , on several
occasions she intervenes to help her son . Aeneas ' father , Anchises , was a
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