The Roman Goddess List below, contains the names and areas of influence of the most well-known Roman Goddesses and many that I had not heard of before I started to research this page.
These Roman deities reflect the cycles of nature, empire building and abstract qualities that defined Roman society. You may recognize many of these Goddesses or their names as they have contributed to the origin of numerous words in the English language.
Aetna - The Volcano Goddess that Mount Etna in Sicily, was named after.
Alemona- The role of this Goddess was to protect and help the fetus develop in the womb.
Angerona - She was the Roman Goddess of the Winter solstice. As she represented the shortest day, this Goddess was also worshipped as a reminder of the fragility of nature and the cycle of death and rebirth.
Angita - She used her healing and magic to create charms. She was most famous for her remedies for snakebites.
Anima Mundi - The Goddess who represented the world's soul. She was highly revered by ancient philosophers and alchemists.
Aricia - A prophetic Goddess of visions who married the forest God. One of Diana's shrines carries the name of this Goddess.
Aurora - Roman Goddess of the dawn.
Autumnus - This Roman Goddess personified Autumn and the last harvest.
Averna - Queen of the Dead, she gave her name to the underworld river Avernus.
Bellona - The serpent goddess of war. She played an important role in diplomacy as well as battle.
Carmenta - Goddess of midwifery, where she protected the mother and foretold the future of her child, she also gave mortals the art of writing.
Carna - She represents the reality of human existence and survival. Her name means "flesh."
Ceres - She was worshipped by the ancients to provide bountiful crops.
Copia - The roman Goddess of plenty. Her name forms part of the word "cornucopia," also known as "the horn of plenty."
Concordia - This Goddess was the Goddess of Peace. She is symbolically pictured, holding out an olive branch.
Diana - Goddess of the Hunt. She is one of the most famous Goddesses on this Roman Goddess list as she is often shown in works of art with her bow and accompanied by hunting dogs or a deer.
Discordia - Goddess of chaos, confusion and creating discord amongst people. She was the Roman equivalent of Eris.
Egeria - Goddess of wisdom and foresight. Originally a nymph who gave advice on how to correctly perform rituals and the rules of law. Linked to both aspects of Diana and Vesta, she eventually became a Goddess in her own right.
Epona - She is one of the deities on the Roman Goddess list that demonstrate how the Roman Empire incorporated ideas from the lands they conquered. Epona was originally a Celtic horse Goddess associated with fertility.
Fama - Goddess of reputation. She was said to reside in a bronze palace where the windows were always open so she could hear everything anyone said. She spread malicious gossip.
Felicitas - Goddess of good luck and success. She granted success in many different areas of life, from pregnancy to battle.
Feronia - A fire Goddess, linked to wildfire and the fiery energy of magma. She was so dangerous her temples could not be in Towns and cities.
Fides - Goddess of good faith, she created trust between people and different parties and guarded against bad omens.
Flora - Goddess of flowers, her festivals were in spring celebrating blossoms and new life.
Fornax - This fire Goddess was linked to the ripening of corn and the baking of bread. She is one of a number of fire Goddesses relating to different aspects of fire energy on the Roman Goddess list.
Hybla - The Earth Goddess of Sicily. She is linked to the life-giving waters of sacred springs and fertility.
Intercidona- The Goddess that interceded with her ax, she cut the newborn away from the evil energies that are attracted at the time of birth. This deity is one of many deities on the Roman Goddess list that is linked to pregnancy and childbirth.
Juno- The Queen of the Roman pantheon. She is one of a number of deities in the Roman Goddess list whose name influenced our modern calendar, as the month of June is named after her. She is linked to marriage and female reproduction.
Juventus - The Roman Goddess of youth and vitality.
Jurturna- Her fountain was said to renew health and vitality. Her festival was held in early January each year.
Lara- Mother Goddess to the dead
Libertas - Goddess of personal freedom and liberty. One of her temples housed all the criminal records and hostages who threatened these freedoms.
Lucina - Goddess of light, moon and birth. Her festivals were held in September and December.
Luna - The beautiful Roman Goddess of the moon. Her name is where we get the word "lunar," from.
Maia - a Spring Goddess that the month of May is named after. Unlike her Greek namesake she was also a fire Goddess.
Mater Matuta- The matron/mother Goddess who brought back the light for her children at the beginning of each day. Her energies are also linked to the ripening process in grain.
Mens - This Goddesses personified the "perfect moment" for any given task, when an idea or project can be successfully birthed.
Minerva - Goddess of war, wisdom, commerce and handicrafts. Her name is derived from the ancient word for "mind."
Moneta - A Roman Goddess associated with material wealth and money.
Morta - The Goddess responsible for cutting the energy cords at death.
Pax - She was the Goddess of peace and Roman equivalent of Eirene.
Pomona - This orchard Goddess was known for her apples and other fruits.
Proserpina - An ancient maiden Goddess responsible for the care of new growth in springtime. She later took on many of the myths and qualities of Persephone.
Salicia - A Roman sea Goddess.
Salus - Goddess of personal safety and salvation.
Securita - This Goddess has one of the most unusual roles on the Roman Goddess list. Her job was to ensure the safety and security of the State.
Spes - This Roman Goddess represented the power of hope.
Tellus Mater - Mother Earth to the ancient Romans. Unlike Gaia she also had links to the underworld as she held the dead in her womb until they were reborn.
Trivia - Goddess of sorcery, her energy was linked to cross-roads and cemeteries.
Venus - Like many of the most famous Goddesses on this Roman Goddess list, Venus took on many attributes of her Greek equivalent. For Venus this was Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and beauty.
Venilia - This Goddess ruled the shallow waters around the coast.
Vesta - She was the personification of hearth and home. Households made regular offerings to her. She also represented the heart and fire of the nation that was protected by the Vestal Virgins.
Victoria - This winged Goddess represents success and attainment. for the Romans with their empire building this usually represented victory in battle.
More information about the history and evolution of Roman Goddesses is found on my Roman Goddesses page.
If you have enjoyed learning more about the deities, I have included on the Roman Goddess list, please check regularly for updates. There are other lists of Goddesses for many other areas of the ancient world available on this site.
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