Mythology also called as myths is defined as the holy stories that are the part of every culture. These are used to describe and explain one’s belief and history. Apart from the story telling, myths are also very useful in understanding the origin of humanity. It also helps in understanding the method in which the natural and human world work. Similarly Roman Mythology is also a set of traditional tales which tells about the origin of the famous Rome and its religion (Tagarelli et al, 2011).
It is observed that Romans mostly take up their traditional stories as historic. They do this even when the stories have some supernatural element. The tales are mostly based on or related to politics and the morality. It explains that how the truthfulness of a person communicates to the individual’s responsibility towards the community or towards the Roman state. The most important theme of the stories was heroism. The stories of the roman religion were more focused towards ritual, prediction and institution rather than spirituality or cosmogony.
Roman mythology is said to borrow many of the elements form the other cultures specifically from Greeks (Roman & Roman, 2010). Romans always thought that they are inferior to Greeks and hence borrowed their literature. Due to the influence of the Greek religion on Romans, the study of Roman myth is complex. The Romans were always eager to get their own God so that they can do the interpretation of the stories about Greeks Gods under their own names.The earlier myths of Romans were also related to the Etruscan religion, but there are less written evidences with regards to that. The classical mythology of the Romans was transmitted to the Western culture with the help of works of Roman authors. Some of the famous works of the authors were Virgil and Ovid (Hamilton et al, 2012).