Roman Gods (2)

Four more Roman Gods feature this week with short introductions and follow up ideas. Look out later in the year for stories related to Roman gods.

Neptune
Neptune was the Roman god of the sea. He is similar to the Greek god Poseidon. He was the son of Saturn and Ops and the brother of Jupiter, Pluto, Juno, Vesta and Ceres. His father swallowed him and four of his siblings when they were born because he was worried that one of his children would overthrow him as king of the gods. Later he was rescued and then joined his brothers and sisters to overthrow their father.

Venus
Venus was the Roman goddess of love. She is similar to the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The name Venus comes from the Latin, meaning ‘love’. She had a number of children including Cupid and Aeneas.
She was created and rose from the foam of the sea and is often depicted as emerging from a shell.

Apollo
Apollo was the Roman god of the sun, crops and herds. He is similar to the Greek god Apollo. He was the son of Jupiter and Latona and the twin brother of Diana.
Diana
Diana was the Roman goddess of hunting, the woodland and the moon. She is similar to the Greek goddess Artemis. She was the daughter of Jupiter and Latona and the twin sister of Apollo.
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