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  • State Gods

    THE STATE GODS Numerous state gods existed. The most important included the following: Jupiter is the Roman version of the Greek deity Zeus. He is wielder of lightning, king of the gods, giver of courage, and patron of oaths and treaties. When …

  • Mystery Religons

    Mystery religions, sacred mysteries or simply mysteries, were religious schools of the Greco-Roman world for which participation was reserved to initiates (mystai).1 The main characterization of this religion is the secrecy associated with the particulars …