English | Jun. 2002 | ISBN: 0766015580 | 129 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
The Roman mythology we know today evolved over hundreds of years. Myths about the earliest Roman deities are different from most traditional myths that explain the actions of gods and goddesses or try to make sense of unexplainable events in nature.
Roman myths give reasons for the rituals, ceremonies, and festivals held in honor of specific deities who represented important functions in daily life. The rituals, however, came firstвЂ"then myths were created to go with the deities being honored.