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Pluto

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Mythology surrounding Pluto
The mythology and information about the Roman God Pluto

  • Name: Pluto, he was known in Latin as Tertius
  • Gender Male: Pluto was a Roman God
  • Jurisdiction: Pluto was described as being the Roman God of Death and the Underworld. He was originally a god of precious metals which were mined underground

  • Mythology: Mythical Family Tree or Relatives: Pluto was believed to be the God of Death and the Underworld
    • Hewas the son of Saturn and Opis
    • Hisbrothers were Jupiter and Neptune
    • Hissisters were Vesta, Juno and Ceres
  • Depiction / Description / Symbol: The cap of invisibility, a black chariot and black horses.
  • Name of equivalent Greek God: Hades
  • The name 'Hades' is also used to describe the Roman underworld

Festivals and Sacrifices to the Roman God Pluto

  • Festivals of the Winter were associated with the festivals regarding the dead and the underworld when Pluto was particularly worshipped
  • Sacrifices to Pluto - During sacrifices to the Roman gods the sex of the victim had to correspond to the sex of the god to whom it was offered. White animals were given to the gods of the upper world whereas black victims to the gods of the underworld

  • Animal Sacrifices were made to him at the Roman Colosseum when a marble altar was set in the middle of the arena complete with a fire burning

  • At funeral ceremonies slaves or servants attended the funeral dressed as Pluto or Charon who were the gods of the dead.

Myths about the Roman God Pluto
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