Etruscan religion

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Etruscan religion

Postby Anonymous on Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:32 pm

is there somebody who knows something over the similairity and difference of the etruscan and roman religion, and specific, there burial traditions

Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:11 pm


Upon browsing the forum, I stumbeled upon this topic which was mostly ignored. I will do my best to answer this question.
If we want to compare the Etruscan religion and the Roman religion, we find similarities between the two. (To the extent that my knowledge of both these religions allow me to see them)
There are some theories about the origines of the Etruscans, that they came from asia Minor but left somewhere early 1st millenia B.C.
There are similarities because Etruscan religion influenced Roman religion. If I recall correctly, it were the Etruscans who brought many religious practices to Rome and they were adapted to suit the current Roman religion at that time. I think the practice of studying omens in intestons of animals was one of them, that the Etruscans brought to Rome or at least this practice originated in Etruria.
I think that the Romans borrowed the structures of some temples from the Etruscans and practice of putting gods into triads (Minerva- Jupiter and I think the third one was Apollo or Juno) Anyway, I think a search on etruscan religion on the web would give some good results to look deeper into this matter. Perhaps, Piscine can help us out here.

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Postby Anonymous on Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:19 pm

Salvete omnes,

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I came across this site just yesterday, and logged on here to see if anyone could offer an opinion on it.

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