The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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I am trying to find the name of the roman god/goddess of history students. And, yes there is one I guess. This is for a paper that I am writing on roman sacrificial rites.

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The closest goddess I can find is Minerva, the Roman equilvalent of the Greek goddess Athena Among other things, Minerva was considered the goddess of of many things including wisdom, learning, and intelligence. Her name may be taken from the word mens, meaning thought. She is also associated with the...

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The closest goddess I can find is Minerva, the Roman equilvalent of the Greek goddess Athena Among other things, Minerva was considered the goddess of of many things including wisdom, learning, and intelligence. Her name may be taken from the word mens, meaning thought. She is also associated with the owl and serpent. In Rome, she often wore a helmet and shield.

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After some searching, I discovered that Clio is the Roman goddess of history. She is a member of a group of nine known as the muses; her Greek name is also Clio. I also found that sometimes she is referred to as the muse of history. Sacrifices to the muses included grain and honey.

Information can be found in The Standard Dictionary of Facts by Henry W. Ruoff online at http://books.google.com/books?id=rtJMAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA327&lpg=PA327&dq=Clio,Roman+goddess+of+history&source=web&ots=KZYipu006T&sig=WYwpbBa5bRBqdVf-OEszZnrqp_Y&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result

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