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Gods, names of
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A. Greek and Italian names of gods ─ subsidiary tradition

Although important Greek gods or heroes were adopted in Italy (including Etruria), the Italian names of gods are as a rule different from the Greek ones, cf. Ἄρης : Mārs (Etruscan Laran); Ἀφροδίτη : Venus (Etruscan Turan); Ἑρμῆς : Mercurius (EtruscanTurms), whose traits have a parallel in Vedic Pūṣán- [8]; or Ἥφ…

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García-Ramón, José Luis (Cologne), “Gods, names of”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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