Semo Sancus

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Origins and Significance - Sancus Dius Fidius and Jupiter
... This overlap of functional characters has generated confusion about the identity of Sancus Dius Fidius either among ancient and modern scholars, as Dius Fidius has sometimes ... The autonomy of Semo Sancus from Jupiter and the fact that Dius Fidius is an alternate theonym designating Semo Sancus (and not Jupiter) is shewn by the name of the correspondent Umbrian god Fisus ... The fact that Sancus as Iupiter is in charge of the observance of oaths, of the laws of hospitality and of loyalty (Fides) makes him a deity connected with the sphere and values of sovereignty, i.e ...
Origins and Significance - Sancus As Semo
... In a fragment of Marcus Porcius Cato, preserved in Dionysius of Halicarnassus (II 49 1-2), Sancus is referred to as δαίμων and not θεός ... The relationship of these entities to Semo Sancus is comparable to that of the genii to Genius Iovialis as among the genii there is a Genius Iovialis, thus similarly among the semones there is a Semo Sancus ... That Semo Sancus received the same kind of cult and sacrifice is shewn in the inscription (see figure in this article) now under the statue of the god reading decuria ...
Dius Fidius - Theology
... He identified him in Sabine, Sancus and in Greek, Hercules ... of Jupiter but a separate entity, known in Rome as Semo Sancus Dius Fidius ... The shrine of Sancus had no roof, as it was deemed inappropriate and ineffective to swear oaths unless under the sky ...
Sancus - Worship
... The temple dedicated to Sancus stood on the Quirinal Hill, under the name Semo Sancus Dius Fidus ... Dionysius of Halicarnassus writes the worship of Semo Sancus was imported into Rome at a very early time by the Sabines who occupied the Quirinal Hill ... Sancus was considered the son of Iupiter, an opinion recorded by Varro and attributed to his teacher Aelius Stilo ...