Etruscan mythology

The mythology Etruscan includes a set of stories, beliefs and religious practices of the Etruscan civilization, which dates back to the 7th century BC. of the previous Iron Age Villanovan culture, heavily influenced by the mythology of the Greece ancient and Phoenicia, and sharing similarities with Roman mythology and religion.

The Etruscan civilization having been assimilated to the Roman Republic in the 4th century BC. Etruscan religion and mythology were partially integrated into classical Roman culture, following the Roman tendency to absorb some of the local gods and customs of the conquered lands.

Etruscan mythology

Etruscan mythology (texts)

The 14th century Grande Strega, known as Aradia or Herodias (according to Charles G. Leland, 19th century author) who brought the Old Religion back to the Italian people, then oppressed by the growing Christian faith, which imposed its yoke .

The Gospel of Aradia, as it appears here, is a modern compilation of writings and oral traditions, brought together to present the history of Aradia, its teaching, during the Middle Ages in Italy. The stories and the legends on Aradia have been passed down in families since the 14th century. One might believe that what is said today of his teaching has remained unchanged for centuries, but one cannot be certain.

This "gospel" has no connection with the gospels of the Bible and should not be associated with them, because it is only a term to describe the text which follows, employed in the first place by Charles G. Leland, author of the 19th century and by the author of books on the Stregheria, Raven Grimassi.