Introducing: Captivating Stories and Facts of Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures
In this book, you will discover many fascinating aspects of the Roman gods, goddesses, and mythological creatures. Each of the first six chapters begins with a narrative scene which helps bring the legendary and mythical characters to life.
In chapter 1, you will find the seeds of legitimacy that Virgil planted regarding the Trojan connection to Rome. In chapter 2, you will learn about the foundation of Rome by the semi-divine, wolf-suckled brothers, Romulus and Remus. This chapter will also explore the myth of Aeneas’s son.
In chapter 3, you will learn about the gods of Roman origin as well as Roman mythological creatures. Chapter 4 focuses on the Etruscan influence on Roman mythology. The Greek influence on Roman mythology is the topic of chapter 5.
In chapter 6, the book will investigate the Celtic influence and see how the gods of the Celts were melded with the Roman pantheon in creative ways. Finally, in chapter 7, you will discover the potential truths behind the Roman gods, goddesses, and creatures. Every myth had a beginning, and in this chapter, we explore some of the possibilities.
Just some of the questions and topics covered in this book include
- The Trojan Connection
- What History and an Analysis of Myth Tell Us
- Founding of Rome
- Purely Roman Gods
- The Creatures of Roman Mythology
- Borrowings from Etruria
- Influence of the Greek Pantheon
- Greek Creatures Adopted by the Romans
- Celtic Potpourri
- Roman Conquests of the Celts
- Truth Behind the Roman Gods