Neptune ( Latin: Neptūnus [nɛpˈtuːnʊs]) is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek tradition, he is a brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers preside over the realms of heaven, the earthly world, and the underworld. Salacia is his wife.
Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known Solar planet from the Sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. It is 17 times the mass of Earth, slightly more massive than its near-twin Uranus.
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Neptune (mythology) Statue of Neptune, 2nd century AD, Prado Museum, Spain. Neptune ( Latin: Neptūnus) is the god of water and the sea in ancient Roman religion and mythology. His Greek equivalent is the god Poseidon. The Roman conception of Neptune was mainly influenced by the Etruscan god Nethuns. Neptune was associated with fresh water as ...
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Who is "Fortunus"? I've never heard of this Roman god. A quick google shows that there is a "Temple of Fortunus" at Rome, but aside from references that are identical to the one in this article, there is no other information I can find about this god. T@nn12:24, 13 April 2007 (UTC) This article indicates the Fortunus is another name for Portunes. I'm thus editing the page so that the link goes to that god. T@nn12:30, 13 April 2007 (UTC) The king of the waters. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:03, 5 October 2007 (UTC) 1. This source no longer exists. --Pstanton (talk) 00:56, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
I have to add this, since this is the only major and ancient statue that is in here, in this very loose article which is so bare. Please expand it further: The Department of Subaquatic Archaeological Research divers (headed by Michel L'Hour) discovered between September and October 2007, a first decade, 300 A.D. 5.9 foot marble statue of Neptune, in the Rhone River.news.yahoo.com, Divers find Caesar bust that may date to 46 B.C. --Florentino floro (talk) 06:18, 14 May 2008 (UTC) 1. What do you mean by saying "this is the only cat and the rarest" here ? It is not the only statue, here are a couple of others: in Florence, in Bristol, in Gdansk, in Bologna. And as for "the rarest," rarity has no meaning when you are talking about one of a kind artworks. The Neptune (mythology) article is about the Roman god, a figure in classical mythology. There are many statues of him, made at various eras in history, some are in museums, some are lost, some are found. None of them are relevant to th...
I've tagged multiple issues within the article. It has way too many pictures for its length and their layout makes the article look pretty ugly, unless the article is lengthened accordingly, we should take several out. Also, I don't see any sources for several claims, so I've added original research tags, as well as the big box for the article. In particular I suspect the claim that Neptune is the "least endowed" of the gods. I've tagged as a hoax the whole section on the line-crossing ceremony. The only source that has is the U.S. Naval Institute online store, which hardly establishes encyclopedic notability or widespread practice which the article implies, without citations, in ""Line-crossing ceremony" initiation rite still current in many navies as well as in the merchant marine." --Pstanton (talk) 06:46, 28 January 2009 (UTC) 1. Re edit summary "Multiple issues within the article". Within is not simply a high-fluting synonym for in; it emphasizes boundaries and tacitly contrast...
Paredrais not a common word in English. It appears in only four WP articles, and in two of these it refers to a moth species. I've found it in some English sources that deal with subject matter relevant to this article, but they italicize it as an import. Wiktionary doesn't have an entry for it. At the very least, the word needs to be explained, and may even be a concept that needs a separate article to which it can be linked. This points toward another concern. I feel that the article is getting a little dense and technical. It's a topic young students might look up, and it needs to be comprehensible to a general readership. It also depends too much on a Dumézilian approach. Cynwolfe (talk) 01:28, 28 January 2011 (UTC) I have tried to explain paredra. I also added Takacs who is more in agreement with Petersmann' approach. Maybe you are right, to make the article less technical will require some effort. I have almost finished, I need to deal still with the parallel aspects in Poseid...
Hey, I'm glad somebody added the Chichester inscription. I'd seen it the other day and forgot to add it. The article could benefit from a section on Neptune in the provinces, to which the inscription should then be moved. Cynwolfe (talk) 21:22, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
Who was the lead sea-horse of the Neptune chariot? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:43, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
What's the proper name for the staff that Neptune is holding? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:44, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes I see the point, but clarifying it would need an excursus. In part this can be done referring to the arguments proposed by Petersmann. I.e. the hieros gamos of Heaven and Earth through rain. Other explanations would entail new research to be added, which is not prtinent to classicist scholarship.Aldrasto11 (talk) 04:39, 1 April 2013 (UTC) I added a note clarifying a bit the issue. Also expanded section on Consus and Neptune.Aldrasto11 (talk) 04:16, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
I thoroughly revised the article, added bibliography, but surely there may still be mistakes...Aldrasto11 (talk) 00:52, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Could someone with the skill to do so add a picture of the fountain depicting Neptune in front of the US Library of Congress? 11:50, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
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Neptune ( Latin: Neptūnus [nɛpˈtuːnʊs]) is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune is the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers preside over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld.