The Roman Mythology gallery offers 98 images of ancient Roman mythology and religion. Similar to Greek mythology, Roman mythology deals with the trials of humans, usually during the construction and establishment of Rome. It differs by rarely having divine intervention of deities.

"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897

Minerva

"Minerva." —Bulfinch, 1897

"According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the hide of the goat Amalthea, which has suckled him in his infancy. The following represents Minerva with the aegis." — Anthon, 1891

Minerva with aegis

"According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the hide of the goat Amalthea, which…

Roman personification of death

Mors

Roman personification of death

Roman goddess of divine justice and vengeance

Nemesis

Roman goddess of divine justice and vengeance

Roman goddess of divine justice and vengeance

Nemesis

Roman goddess of divine justice and vengeance

Roman god of the sea

Neptune

Roman god of the sea

"Neptune, with the chlamys wound around his left arm for a defence." — Anthon, 1891

Neptune

"Neptune, with the chlamys wound around his left arm for a defence." — Anthon, 1891

Roman personification of night

Nox

Roman personification of night

Roman personification of night

Nox

Roman personification of night

The Palladium, an ancient statue.

The Palladium

The Palladium, an ancient statue.

"Pan the Hunter" — Gayley, 1893

Pan Hunter

"Pan the Hunter" — Gayley, 1893

Roman goddess of peace

Pax

Roman goddess of peace

"The Pleiades" — Gayley, 1893

Pleiades

"The Pleiades" — Gayley, 1893

Roman goddess of the underworld.

Pluto

Roman goddess of the underworld.

Roman god of the underworld and the judge of the dead

Pluto abducts Proserpina

Roman god of the underworld and the judge of the dead

In Roman mythology, Pluto was the god of the dead. Cerberus was his dog who guard the underworld.

Pluto and Cerberus

In Roman mythology, Pluto was the god of the dead. Cerberus was his dog who guard the underworld.

Roman god of the underworld

Pluto and Proserpina

Roman god of the underworld

"Polyhymnia" — Gayley, 1893

Polyhymnia

"Polyhymnia" — Gayley, 1893

Roman goddess of fruit trees.

Pomona

Roman goddess of fruit trees.

The Roman divinity of the fruit of trees. She was beloved by several of the rustic divinities, as Sylvanus, Picus, and Vertumnus.

Pomona

The Roman divinity of the fruit of trees. She was beloved by several of the rustic divinities, as Sylvanus,…

Personification of the city of Rome

Roma

Personification of the city of Rome

"Iulus founded Alba Longa, which was the birthplace of Romulus and Remus and the cradle of Rome itself." —Bulfinch, 1897

Romulus and Remus

"Iulus founded Alba Longa, which was the birthplace of Romulus and Remus and the cradle of Rome itself."…

Roman god of agriculture

Saturn

Roman god of agriculture

"A Satyr" — Gayley, 1893

Satyr

"A Satyr" — Gayley, 1893

Roman god of the sun

Sol

Roman god of the sun

Roman god of sleep

Somnus

Roman god of sleep

Roman goddess of hope

Spes

Roman goddess of hope

"Talaria, small wings fixed to the ankles of Mercury, and reckoned among his attributes. In many works of ancient art they are represented growing from his ankles as if they were a part of his bodily frame; but more frequently they are attached to him as a part of his dress, agreeably to the description of the poets; and this is commonly done by representing him with sandals, which have wings fastened to them on each side over the ankles. But there is a most beautiful bronze statue of this divinity in the museum at Naples, in which the artist, instead of the sole of a sandal, has made the straps unite in a rosette under the middle of the foot, evidently intending, by this elegant device, to represent the messenger of the gods as borne through space without touching the ground. A representation is seen in the preceding cut." &mdash Smith; 1873

Talaria

"Talaria, small wings fixed to the ankles of Mercury, and reckoned among his attributes. In many works…

Roman god of the Tiber River.

Tiberinus

Roman god of the Tiber River.

"Venus of Melos" — Gayley, 1893

Venus

"Venus of Melos" — Gayley, 1893

Roman goddess of love and beauty

Venus with attendants

Roman goddess of love and beauty

A distinguished divinity of Rome, and regarded the goddess of fire ad of the hearth.

Vesta

A distinguished divinity of Rome, and regarded the goddess of fire ad of the hearth.

Priestess of Vesta

Vestal Virgin

Priestess of Vesta

Roman personification of Victory

Victoria

Roman personification of Victory

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

Roman god of fire

Vulcan

Roman god of fire

"Zephyros" — Gayley, 1893

Zephyros

"Zephyros" — Gayley, 1893