Last Updated on 2023/01/04
Vejovis, sometimes known as Vēdiovis or Vejove, was an Etruscan-born Roman deity.
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Vejovis was shown as a youthful man riding a goat and clutching a quiver of arrows, pilum, (or lightning bolts). Vejovis was regarded by the Romans as one of the first gods. He was a healing deity who was linked to the Greek Asclepius. His primary places of devotion were Bovillae in Latium and Rome. Temples were built in his memory on Tiber Island and Capitoline Hill. To prevent plagues, several goats were offered to Vejovis in the spring.
Featured image: Coin of Vejovis
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