"Saturnus" by Polidoro da Caravaggio

Meaning: N/A
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: SAH-tern
Origin: Roman
Other forms of the name: Saturnus

The God Saturn is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Cronos. If you know your Greek mythology, Cronos is father of Zeus, and he eats all of his children, except for Zeus, because his mother hid him away. Anyways, Saturn is the father of Jupiter (Zeus), Juno (Hera), Neptune (Posiedon), Pluto (Hades), Ceres (Demeter), Veritas (Aletheia), along with many other godlings. He is the God of agriculture and harvest and is often depicted holding a sickle in his left hand and a bundle of wheat in his right. The planet Saturn is named for him and so is Saturday. “Saturnalia” is an Ancient Roman festival in honor of Saturn, it includes sacrifice, untying the ropes from the statue of Saturn, the children were allowed out of school, and gifts were given.

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