Neptune

Neptune ~ God of the Sea

Neptune, the god of the Ocean according to the Ancient Roman people. Neptune is almost always seen with a long flowing beard, his trident and is surrounded by sea water. He is quite similar to the Greek god Poseidon. Neptune's brothers were Jupiter (God of the Sky) & Pluto (God of the Underworld). His parents were Saturn & Ops. At some point in history Neptune had a great battle against his father Saturn, and was assisted by his brothers in defeating him. After they won the battle against their father they split the world into three equal parts: Sky, Oceans, & Underworld. Prior to becoming the God of the Sea, Neptune was in charge of the lakes & rivers of the world. Neptune is also associated with horses and you will sometimes see him painted with his chariot led by horses. He had a firey temper, and was known to be violent. He would cause earthquakes and hurricanes if anyone crossed him. Neptune had a wife named Salacia, she was the goddess queen of the salt water. Some myths tell us that the marriage was forced because Salacia was tired of being threated with the deadly trident carried by Neptune! There was a temple built in Rome that was dedicated to this sea god, and many of the ancient Romans would make bull sacrifices to Neptune to honor him and protect those who would go out to sea. 


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Neptune ~ God of the Sea Neptune, the god of the Ocean according to the Ancient Roman people. Neptune is almost always seen with a long flowing beard, his trident and is surrounded by sea water. He is quite similar to the Greek god Poseidon. Neptune's brothers were Jupiter (God of the Sky) & Pluto (God of the Underworld). His parents were Saturn & Ops. At some point in history Neptune had a great battle against his father Saturn, and was assisted by his brothers in defeating him. After they won the battle against their father they split the world into three equal parts: Sky, Oceans, & Underworld. Prior to becoming the God of the Sea, Neptune was in charge of the lakes & rivers of the world. Neptune is also associated with horses and you will sometimes see him painted with his chariot led by horses. He had a firey temper, and was known to be violent. He would cause earthquakes and hurricanes if anyone crossed him. Neptune had a wife named Salacia, she was the goddess queen of the salt water. Some myths tell us that the marriage was forced because Salacia was tired of being threated with the deadly trident carried by Neptune! There was a temple built in Rome that was dedicated to this sea god, and many of the ancient Romans would make bull sacrifices to Neptune to honor him and protect those who would go out to sea. Art by: Zoe Adams

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