The people of Rome adopted much of their pre-Christian religion from the myths of the Hellenes (ancient Greeks). Although they were their conquerers, the Romans recognized the many virtues of Greek civilization and incorporated much of their culture, including Greek mythology into their own. It’s thanks, in part, to the Romans for the survival of Greek stories into the modern era, as the Romans brought this tradition with them as they conquered Europe, Northern Africa and Asia Minor.
Roman mythology, or Latin mythology, is a blend of ancient Greek myths and existing religions of ancient Italy, including early Roman and Etruscan civilizations. The mythology was reshaped and expanded over the years by the great population of the Roman Empire.