Here is a selection of poetry about the Gods – in a variety of moods.
First, Jupiter, King of the Gods, in the mood for love as
After Aeneas and Dido begin their doomed affair, the news is spread by the God of
Aeneas has to be reminded of his divine mission to found a city in Italy by the Gods’ messenger,
All ends badly for Dido. Taking pity, Juno ordains her final release from her agony by
Iris, the rainbow-messenger
Some deities are more glamorous than others. Aeneas meets the ferryman of Hades,
Horace has a mystical experience with a vision of
Arachne discovers that challenging a God is unwise in the course of her weaving contest with
Juno rouses King Turnus of the Rutuli to arms against Aeneas with the help of
Allecto the Fury
Aeneas receives some welcome strategic advice from
the river-God Tiberinus
Under Mount Etna, a might forge resounds with the laboursof
Vulcan and his workmen the Cyclopes
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