& Juno most important ones ? If crossing sea they asked for Neptune’s help ? If hunting prayed to Diana ? Romans also worshipped past Emper
ors ? Allowed conquered people to pray to own Gods, but also had to pray to Roman Gods
at Roman gods and goddesses table. Copy it, adding 2 columns for Greek name and Day of the Week. ? Answer exercise 12.1- filling in the blanks.
In groups of 4 play matching pairs game, matching up God’s with either Greek Name or Day of the week.
God/Goddess had own temple ? No Priests- job done by leading men in town ? Temple of Vesta in Rome, looked after by ‘Vestal Virgins’ ? Important to keep Gods happy ? Go to Temples to make sacrifices ? If did not Romans believed gods would be angry and punish them ? Earthquake, outbreak of disease, or Romans lost a battle
made at Festivals ? Each god/goddess had 1 festival a year ? SATURNALIA (Saturn) was biggest- December - Romans gave presents and went to parties - Set slaves free for a few days ? Festival only time crowd went to temple ? Other times men and women went alone ? Ask god for help ? Had to give god a present- ie money, gold, silver or a new stone altar
followers of Jesus ? Said only 1 God, would not worship Roman gods ? Thrown into prison or put to death ? Popular with poor & slaves ? If something happened, Romans blamed Christians ? After 300AD Romans changed their minds ? Constantine gave said Christians free to worship ? By 400AD most Romans were Christians
sources 12c and 12d on page 65. ? Answer questions
be completed by Tuesday February 7th.