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Encyclopedia > Etruscan mythology

The Etruscans were a race of unknown origin from North Italy who were eventually integrated into Rome. Many of the deities listed below were eventually part of the Roman pantheon. Map showing the extent of the Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities. ... The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus), until its radical reformation in what was later to be known as the Byzantine Empire. ... Roman mythology can be considered as two parts. ...


Since no written Etruscan literary texts have survived, two short incomplete texts, and only a modest number of inscriptions, the Etruscan language itself is not yet very well understood. The works of earlier Latin writers on Etruscan religious survivals would have filled the gap, if any of them had survived.


Any modern discussion of Etruscan mythology will have to be based on the publication of the Praenestine cistae: some two dozen fascicles of the Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum have now appeared. Specifically Etruscan mythological and cult figures appear in the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae. Etruscan inscriptions have recently been given a more authoritative presentation by Helmut Rix, Etruskische Texte.


The primary trinity included Tinia, Uni and Menrva. In Etruscan mythology, Tinia was the highest god of the skies, husband to Thalna or Uni. ... The acronym UNI or Uni can stand for: Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione Union Network International Unity Railways (AAR reporting mark UNI) Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria University of Northern Iowa United News of India User-Network Interface This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page... In Etruscan mythology, Menrva was the goddess of wisdom, war, art, schools and commerce. ...


Etruscan mythological figures

For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). ... For the French nuclear ballistic missile system, see Hades (missile). ... In Etruscan mythology, Alpan (also known as Apanu) was a goddess of love and one of the Lasas. ... In Etruscan mythology, Ani was the sky god, perhaps equivalent to the Roman Janus. ... In Etruscan mythology, Aplu was a thunder and lightning god. ... In Etruscan mythology, Artume or Aritimi was the goddess of night, the moon and death, as well as nature, forests and fertility. ... For other uses of the name Adonis, see Adonis (disambiguation). ... In Etruscan mythology, Cautha (also Cath or Catha), was the sun goddess. ... In Etruscan mythology, the Charontes were a type of demon. ... In Etruscan mythology, Charun was a demon who tortured dead souls in the Underworld, as well as the guardian of the entrance to the underworld. ... In Etruscan mythology, Culsu was a female demon in the underworld. ... Jason (Greek: Ίασων, Etruscan: Easun) is a hero of Greek mythology. ... the name of evan twomey, (scarborough,maine) a young man that goes to scarborough middle school, also known as the Bold textM-Train WOOT WOOTTTTTT mmmmmmmmmmmmm cake. ... In Etruscan mythology, Februus was the god of the dead and purification. ... In Roman mythology, Feronia was a fertility goddess who was revered in order to secure a good harvest. ... In very ancient Etruscan mythology, Fufluns (or Puphluns) was a god of plant life, happiness and health and growth in all things. ... Hercules and Cacus, by Baccio Bandinelli, 1525 - 1534. ... In Etruscan mythology, Horta is the goddess of agriculture. ... In Etruscan mythology, Laran was the god of war. ... Lasa is also an alternate spelling of Lhasa In Etruscan mythology, the Lasa (plural Lasas) were gods and goddesses who accompanied Turan, the god of love. ... In Etruscan mythology, Losna was the moon goddess, and was also associated with the ocean and tides. ... In Greek mythology, Mania (insanity) was the personification of insanity. ... In Roman and Etruscan mythology, Mantus and his wife, Mania were gods of the underworld. ... In Etruscan mythology, Menrva was the goddess of wisdom, war, art, schools and commerce. ... In Etruscan mythology, Nethuns was the god of wells, later expanded to all water, including the sea. ... In Etruscan mythology, Nortia was the goddess of fate and chance. ... In Greek mythology, sileni were a race of half-horse, half-humans, unlike the satyrs, who were half-goat. ... In Etruscan mythology, Semla was an earth goddess and mother of Fufluns. ... The Temple of Hephaestus, Athens: western face. ... In Etruscan mythology, Tages was the god of wisdom. ... This article deals with the mythological character Daedalus. ... In Etruscan mythology, Tarchon and his brother, Tyrrhenus were culture heroes who founded the Etruscan Federation of twelve cities. ... In Etruscan mythology, Thalna was the goddess of childbirth and wife of Tinia. ... In Etruscan mythology, Thesan was the goddess of the dawn and was associated with the generation of life. ... In Etruscan mythology, Tinia was the highest god of the skies, husband to Thalna or Uni. ... In Etruscan mythology, Tulchulcha was a female demon that lived in the underworld. ... In Etruscan mythology, Turan was the goddess of love and vitality and patroness of Vulci (cur: Volci). ... For other meanings see Hermes (disambiguation) Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus, by Praxiteles Hermēs (Greek: Έρμης: pile of marker stones), in Greek mythology, is the god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators, literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures... In Etruscan mythology, Tarchon and his brother, Tyrrhenus were culture heroes who founded the Etruscan Federation of twelve cities. ... The acronym UNI or Uni can stand for: Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione Union Network International Unity Railways (AAR reporting mark UNI) Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria University of Northern Iowa United News of India User-Network Interface This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page... In Etruscan mythology, Vanth was a demoness who lived in the underworld. ... In Etruscan mythology, Veive was the god of revenge. ... In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedalus 1566 Icarus, one of the Apollo asteroids Icarus is a scientific journal focusing on studies of the Solar System. ... In Etruscan mythology, Voltumna was the chthonic (earth) god, later to become the supreme god. ...

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Etruscan Mythology (1134 words)
The Etruscans were a people of unknown origin who lived predominantly in Etruria and the Po valley, an area that covered part of what are now Tuscany, Latium, Emilia-Romagna and Umbria in central and northern Italy.
The Etruscan's myths were heavily influenced by the Greeks, and indeed many of their gods and mythological charatcers come directly from the Greek pantheon even though many of the names are different.
Etruscan equivalents of the Greek heroes Ajax, son of Telamon and Ajax, son of Oileus
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Etruscan equivalents of the Greek heroes Ajax, son of Telamon and Ajax, son of Oileus.
Etruscan form of the legendary hero known to the Greeks as Heracles and the Romans as Hercules, associated with strength and water.
Goddess of the dead in Etruscan and Roman mythology, not to be confused with the Greek goddess of insanity, Mania.
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