Roman Religion (Week 23 History Essay)

Today I will talk about Rome’s religion.

Rome’s religion was very different from a religion as Christianity or such. Roman religion was never really focusing on main topics like a creation story or mythology. Instead, they mostly copied from the Greeks and their religion.

Instead of being focused on creation stories or such, the focused on current times and worship. Romans went by this saying: “du ut des” which was basically not only a saying but their philosophy as well. It meant “I give what you may give”, which basically means in order to receive a blessing, they would have to first worship the god they tried to receive a blessing from, make sacrifices, give offerings, etc. to receive the blessing they want.

It meant “I give what you may give”, which basically means in order to receive a blessing, they would have to first worship the god they tried to receive a blessing from, make sacrifices, give offerings, etc. to receive the blessing they want.

Their religion was very regimented. Romans would often hold festivals, over 40 annual festivals per year. That seems like an absurd amount, and something would be bound to mess up. But here’s the thing. If there was even one small mistake, the entire festival would have to be restarted.

The Romans also believed that the realms of the earth and the heavens were ruled by different gods. Their gods were the Greek Gods but with Roman names.

And that’s to name a few.

For family religion, the father was expected to carry religion in their family. The wife was responsible for caring for the fires of Vesta. Offerings to the gods could range from a simple cake to a flower or a compilated statue.

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