Significance[ edit ] A pantheon of gods is a common element of polytheistic societies, although not all polytheists have such a pantheon, and not all pantheons require a polytheistic worldview. A pantheon is an overview of a given culture's gods and goddesses and reflects not only the society's values but also its sense of itself.
Keep scrolling for more Did You Know? Some of the earliest uses of this word in the English language refer to that most famous Pantheon, the circular domed temple built in Rome more than 19 centuries ago and still standing.
We can easily identify the origins of the temple's name, which the Romans borrowed from the Greek word for a temple honoring all their gods.
That Greek word, pantheion, combines pan- "all" and theos "god". Later on, in English, "all the gods" was used to mean just that - a pantheon could be a collective of gods as "the Egyptian pantheon".
We stop short of worshiping outstanding men and women as actual gods, of course, but nevertheless, in the 19th century we also began using pantheon as a word for any eminent company of the highly venerated. Billy Graham will be the 34th American to lie in the Capitol rotunda.
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The Olympian goddess is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin sister of Apollo and queen of the mountains, forests and hunting. Pantheon history states that the interior of the roof is intended to symbolize the heavens, and the giant hole above is supposedly the eyes of the gods.
A precarious moment in the history of Pantheon was the fall of the Roman Empire. A Roman architect sets out the principles of his craft in ten volumes. He deals with all aspects, from general principles to materials, and from the Orders of architecture to stucco work, painting, aqueducts and machinery.
Written well before the greatest achievements of the Roman builders, this treatise is the most influential text in the entire history of architecture. Godchecker guide to MORPHEUS: The drowsy deity of dreams.
Morpheus is the Greek God of Dreams and comes from the mythology of Ancient Greece. Read the facts about Morpheus in our legendary mythology encyclopedia. Used by teachers, researchers, kids, pagans, believers, games-players, novel-writers, atheists and other mortals since Later History.
The Pantheon, like all ancient monuments, has suffered a chequered history. Nevertheless, the building has survived remarkably well, probably because relatively early in its history it was converted into the church of St.
Mary of the Martyrs in CE. In CE a bell tower was added to the porch roof and later removed. Greek mythology, body of stories concerning the gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks. That the myths contained a considerable element of fiction was recognized by the more critical Greeks, such as the philosopher Plato in the 5th–4th century bce.