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(Text by Duane R. Hurst © 2013)

God/Goddess and Brief Description:
Anahita Mithraism Babylonian fertility goddess; virgin mother of Mithras
Apollo god of light and truth; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis. Worshipped by Alexander, Athens and Sparta.
Ceres goddess of agriculture
Cupid god of love
Diana goddess of the hunt (Moon)
Draco constellation (Thuban was the polar star in 2700 BC.); similar to Tiamat.
Meaning: dragon or snake
Hercules (Heracles) hero son of Zeus and Alcmene. Worshipped by Alexander, Athens and Sparta.
Meaning: glory of Hera (hera kleos)
Juno goddess of marriage; wife of Jupiter and daughter of Saturn.
Jupiter (Jove) god of sky and thunder; husband of Juno (see Jupiter)
Luna Moon goddess
Mars god of war (see Mars)
Mercury god of commerce (see Mercury)
Minerva goddess of wisdom
Mithras Persian sun god; called Sol Invictus (Invincible Sun) by Romans; Judger of Souls who conducted righteous into House of Best Purpose; son of Anahita; patron of soldiers; Roman God of Contracts
Neptune god of the sea
Saturn god of agriculture and capitol; father of Juno (see Saturn).
Sol Invictus Invincible Sun; of light, truth and honor; Roman name for Mithras; in 4th century Christians adapted Christmas from the 25 December Mithraic "Rebirth of the Invincible Sun" festival (Romans called it Natalis Solis Invicti)
Terra Mater Mother Earth goddess
Venus goddess of fertility (Venus)
Meaning: venues (poison/potion)
Vesta goddess of family, hearth and home
Vulcan god of fire

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