Mercury: the gods’ messenger
Mercury is the gods’ messenger and the Roman god of the travelers. His worship is more particularly present in Italy and in Gaul.
The god Mercury is the Roman version of the Greek god Hermes. Mercury is the gods’ messenger. He is also the god of the travelers and the storekeepers.
Latin name: Greek Mercurius
Parents: Jupiter and Sémélé
The Roman mythology resumes the Greek mythology. The Latin authors relieve the Greek tradition about Mercury. In the Metamorphoses, Ovide tells the history of Mercury and of Harrowed.
MERCURY AND HARROW
While Mercury overflies Athens, he perceives Harrowed, a girl participating in the procession of Panathénées. He is in love with her. Mercury goes to Harrowed and meets Aglauros, one of his sisters. He asks him to help him in his loves. Aglauros accepts but demand of the gold in exchange.
But afterward, Platen machine, vindictive towards Aglauros, asks the Desire to contaminate the girl. The Desire returns jealous Aglauros of her sister Aglauros thus decide to forbid Mercury the entrance of their house. Furious, Mercury transforms Aglauros into stony statue.
Neptune: the god of seas and oceans
Neptune is the Roman god of seas and oceans. Generally speaking, he presides over all which concerns the water. He reigns over the divinities of seas, oceans, rivers and fountains. His cult spreads in all the Mediterranean Basin.
Numerous places of worship dedicated to Neptune and numerous references to the god of seas are raised on all the Mediterranean region. It is a god formidable and dreaded, particularly worshipped by the sailors
The god Neptune is the Roman version of the Greek god Poséïdon. He is the god of seas, oceans and rivers.
Latin name: Neptunus
Greek name: Poséïdon
Parents: Saturn and Ops
The Roman mythology resumes the Greek mythology. The Latin authors relieve the Greek tradition and sometimes evoke episodes of the legend of the god Neptune.
In the Metamorphoses, Ovide mentions the intervention of Neptune in the story of Périmélé.
NEPTUNE AND PERIMELE
In the Metamorphoses, the river Achélous tells the story of an eune girl: Périmélé. Learning that Achélous has désohonorée his daughter, Hippodamas, furious, precipitates it down from a rock. Achélous ask Neptune to intervene. Neptune transforms then the girl into island.