MinervaGoddess of crafts and trade guilds -- and war Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon
Minerva was originally an Etruscan deity but was imported to Rome very early. She is the goddess of crafts and trade guilds, but because she was also identified with the Greek goddess Athena, she also took on some warlike aspects.
Minerva was one of the Capitoline Triad.
Temples to Minerva were found on the Aventine Hill and in Nerva's Forum in Rome.
Minerva Medica was the protector of doctors.
Prints of the photographs are available — read more here.
The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Athena (Greek Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Capitoline Triad - The union of the three most important Roman deities (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Forum of Nerva (Rome, Italy)
- Temple of Minerva (Forum of Nerva, Rome, Italy)
- Mars - Roman god of war (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Portico of the Dei Consentes - A sanctuary for twelve gods and goddesses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Vesta - Goddess of the hearth (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
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