Apollo, Diana and Mercury worshipped at Pompeii

Ean Ean, Rhys, Hannah and I visited today the lost city of Pompeii – destroyed in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The population was part of the Roman Empire and the photo below is one Ean Ean took today of the Temple of Apollo at Pompeii. Devotees worshipped Apollo,  Diana and Mercury. There are many solar system astronomical associations with these gods.

The following are all extracted from Wikipedia.and Britannica.com:

Jupiter, also known as Jove, is the god of the sky and thunder. His children include Mars, Vulcan, Minerva, Hercules, Bellona, Mercury, Apollo, Diana, Muses, Nona, Decima, Morta.

Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry , art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light.

Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature in Roman mythology. Like Venus, she was portrayed as beautiful and youthful.

Mercury was the god of shopkeepers and merchants, travelers and transporters of goods, and thieves and tricksters.


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