Gods of the two peoples: how the sacred beliefs in southwest Roman Britannia demonstrate a uniquely blended religion and culture
Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Dr. Laura Michele Diener, Committee Chairperson
Dr. Philip Rutherford
Dr. Nick Freidin
The Romans practiced many religions in their quest to obtain Pax Deorum throughout the centuries. The Britons came into contact with the Romans and were exposed to many new ideas and concepts. Both groups found a way to coexist, which can be seen most obviously in the religion of the Southwest region of Britain. Gods from both cultures fused together or took on another new form to emerge in this new hybridized Romano-British culture. Sulis Minerva and Mercury often appear as they were quite popular with the denizens of the region. Physical evidence and practices show just how the Southwestern region demonstrated two cultures coming together in the ancient world.
Romans – Civilization.
British – Civilization.
Basler, Jed Michael, "Gods of the two peoples: how the sacred beliefs in southwest Roman Britannia demonstrate a uniquely blended religion and culture" (2022). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1760.