The differences between Greek and Roman mythology

They're not as similar as you might think

Stars Insider

26/05/22 | StarsInsider


Few ancient religions or mythologies have been as meticulously preserved and studied as that of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Even more than a thousand years after the fall of the Roman Empire, and more than two thousand years after the height of ancient Greece, the stories and characters from these mythologies continue to captivate people all around the world. Remnants of the influence of these great gods, goddesses, and heroes of old can be found all across modern society, from the constellations in the sky to the Apollo Theater in New York. But while it's widely accepted that the Roman gods and goddesses were mere copies of the Greek deities who came before, that's not completely true. In fact, there are a number of key differences between the two religions that make them endlessly interesting in their own rights.

Intrigued? Read on to learn what makes the ancient Greek and Roman mythologies unique and distinct from one another.


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