UK grading system
No, its not coastal, weirdo.. its by school. My school used the 10pts too
well I lived in California and went by ten points then moved to NC and I’m on 7 points.
I am in Maryland amd always jad the 10pts. Maybe its by school district
The joys of a cup of tea.
Thug Kitchen - hilarious.
I laughed so hard I almost dropped my chickpea and broccoli burrito.
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Fortuna - She who turns the Wheel
The goddess of chance or good luck, was worshipped both in Greece and Italy, and more particularly at Rome, where she was considered as the steady goddess of good luck, success, and every kind of prosperity. The great confidence which the Romans placed in her is expressed in the story related by Plutarch, that on entering Rome she put off her wings and shoes, and threw away the globe, as she intended to take up her permanent abode among the Romans. | X
Fortuna was not worshiped in Greece.
/Tykhe/ was worshiped in Greece. Conflating Greek and Roman deities is a falsehood perpetuated by a criminally subpar classics education in this country.
Sorry to butt in where I wasn’t called, but I’m pretty sure greek and etruscan deities (and some celtic, iranian and egyptian ones) were “adopted” by romans during/around the period of the Roman Republic, some being syncretized under existing gods (easy since many had the same roots and similar concepts) and others being worshipped with a few changes (Apollo, Mitra, Isis, etc). I would have to research if that happened to Tyche though.
Obviously then there is the point of considering the gods as metaphysical entities that can travel and be worshipped under different names by different cultures (specially in the case of concepts and things like fortune or the sky), or myths indigenous to a culture and singular to it, in which case it is right to keep them apart, or at least differentiate between historical periods and the syncretized forms.
This is also not speaking of early/ancient roman mythology and religion, which had little to do with greek myths and rites, and many gods of this period are pretty much forgotten in modern retellings (you mostly don’t hear about Op or Libera for example, and even less about the numina). Obviously this is also as seen from the Roman and late history (meaning this is a Greco-roman thing, not a greek one)…
tl;dr I really don’t think conflating greek and roman deities is wrong
You need to do more fucking redearch then because they are not direct equivalents in any way shape or form.
Mars is not just Ares with a different name. Artemis is not Diana with a latin accent.
The thing about the Roman deities is that they were later additions.
Numens, or what were basically sentient ideas, eventually became the Roman gods. The Numens were concepts that existed in a manner similar to the ideals in animatism, and the early Roman religion is basically such. Later, as the Romans began to conquer neighbors and grow, they began to apply the names and some aspects from the deities of their conquered nations.
Etruscan, Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and Germanic gods had portions of their purposes applied to Numens that already maintained certain ideals that these gods added to. The concept of the gods and religion was created through conquering and the government, who actually used it as an opportunity to create jobs and revenue. The Roman pantheon as we know it exists purely because a government found a way to placate new additions to the Empire while simultaneously getting money out of it.
The Roman gods are not directly equivalent to any other god from another pantheon.
I’m going to break it down very simple in the way my history teacher explained it:
The Roman gods are not just Greek/Celtic gods with different names, because they made it a lot more complex. The Greeks had a god for your bedroom door. The Romans had a god each for the doorframe, the hinges, the door nob, the wood, the latch, and all the screws that hold them together.
Omg. Your backup os YOUR TEACHER. Ciz the education system knows all.. bwahahahaha
Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012
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