Glossary

Glossary of Etruscan Deities

The Etruscans had their own unique pantheon, some of which clearly bore Greek influences and some of which would go on to influence Rome. Because most of our sources are archeological, we can’t say much definitive, but we believe these were the general roles.

NameDescription
AitaGod of the underworld and ruler of the dead.
AlpanuGoddess of love and beauty.
AniGoddess of the sky and the personification of the air.
ApuluGod of healing, music, and light.
ArtumeGoddess of the underworld, associated with death and fertility.
AthrpaGoddess of health and healing.
CaluGoddess of death and the underworld.
CathaGoddess associated with the moon and lunar cycles.
CharunPsychopomp, responsible for guiding souls to the underworld.
CulsuGoddess of gateways, thresholds, and transitions.
CupraGoddess of fertility and childbirth.
EitaGod of childbirth and protector of women.
Fufluns PachaGoddess of plants and vegetation, associated with fertility.
FuflunsGod of wine, growth, and fertility.
HercleGod of strength, heroism, and protection.
LaranGod of war and the defensive aspects of warfare.
LeinthGoddess of death and rebirth, associated with regeneration.
LethamGoddess of forgetfulness and oblivion.
LosnaGoddess of the moon and lunar cycles.
MarisGod of war and agriculture.
MenrvaGoddess of wisdom, art, and strategic warfare.
NethunsGod of the sea and water.
NortiaGoddess associated with fate, fortune, and time.
SethlansGod of fire, metalworking, and craftsmanship.
SelvansGod of forests, wildlife, and hunting.
Sethur God of storms, thunder, and lightning.
TiniaSupreme deity of the Etruscan pantheon, associated with the sky and thunder.
ThesanGoddess of the dawn, associated with light and the cycle of life.
TuranGoddess of love, beauty, and fertility.
TurmsGod of commerce, travel, and boundaries.
UniQueen of the Etruscan gods, associated with marriage, fertility, and childbirth.
UsilGod of the sun and light.
VanthGoddess of death, the underworld, and fate.
VetisGod of the underworld and poison.
VoltumnaCollective deity representing the unity of Etruscan cities and their gods.
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