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Title: Roman Religion


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Roman Religion
  • Magistra Slough

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Romans believed that the gods were constantly at
work in the ordinary
events of nature.
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Each god has its own
...domain
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Do ut des
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What else was sacrificed??
  • Small cakes
  • Flour mixed w/ salt
  • Flowers
  • Honey
  • Cheese
  • Fruit
  • Wine
  • milk

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At home
  • DOMESTIC rites
  • Lararium
  • Lares
  • Penates

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Why give offerings
  • To enure the VITALITY of the gods

Who ate what?!
Entrails ? gods
Flesh ? humans
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All three animals at once
  • Suovetaurilia!!!

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Some things to keep in mind the next time you
make a sacrifice
  • Black animals are for the UNDERWORLD gods only!
  • White animals are for the upperworld gods
  • Female/male animals should correlate to the
    gender of the god/goddess you are sacrificing to.

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Etruscans
  • book of how to conduct sacrifices
  • If you make a mistake, start over!!
  • Open air sacrifices, large altar

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Omens
  • An Etruscan practice adopted by the Romans.
  • Reading the liver haruspicium, done by a
    haruspex

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Augury
lituus
  • Flight of birds
  • Auspicium, auspex
  • Astrology, dreams,
  • thunder, lightning,
  • etc.

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Are we supposed to be like the Olympians?!
  • NO!
  • Romans also deified emperors, starting with
    Julius Caesar

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Christianity
  • Romans did not GET IT.
  • Remember, anything drastically different from the
    way we are raised always seem weird!!!!
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