Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...

NEPTUNE

Roman Sea God

Also known as Neptunus

Picture of the Roman Sea God Neptune from our Roman mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Think Trident, Beard, Sea

As a well-known god of the ocean he is as familiar to us all as fish and chips — or seafood pasta if you are Roman.

He is usually seen striking a Poseidon pose as the Romans basically borrowed him straight from the Greeks. It is possible that he started out as a rather mundane Roman deity of water or freshwater rivers before being upgraded to the Latin version of fearsome sea god Poseidon.

Neptune Facts and Figures

Name: Neptune
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Neptunus

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Ocean
Area of expertise: Sea, Seas, Ocean, Oceans

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 732

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Article last revised on September 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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