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The ancient Romans Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Romans culture of the era.
In this article, we look at Caelus and the myths and legends surrounding Caelus, Caelus relationship to and with other Romans Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.
Caelus, stems from the same root as Caelum, Latin for, the heavens, or sky, and gives us the English word Celestial. The Roman author Marcus Terentius Varro, has quite correctly associated Caelus with Terra; that is Earth, as Mother and Father, (Latin, pater & mater) as we may see by the amalgamation of the Egyptian and other myths of creation, whereby, Earth, has dual sexuality, in the Egyptian myths Earth is the Male Geb, in most others the Earth is female. This occurs because nature is not female or male, but both, being able to produce life, without requiring male or female partners. By necessity (a god in its own right, see Ananke, Bia, Gaia,) the only forces she requires, are energy, moisture, and opportunity, of which she can provide all three from her, his, or its own body. For life exists far beyond the boundaries of light, the Sun, for volcanic vents deep in the ocean, teem with life, even though the light and energy of the sun never reaches them.