Roman mythology


Roman mythology
Oral and literary traditions of the ancient Romans concerning their gods and heroes and the nature and history of the cosmos.

Much of what became Roman mythology was borrowed from Greek mythology at a later date, as Greek gods were associated with their Roman counterparts. As in Greek mythology, legendary Roman heroes (such as Romulus and Remus and Aeneas) were given semidivine status. See also Roman religion.

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