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The Greek Gods and Goddesses have Roman counterparts because when the Roman civilization was formed, they adopted Greece's deities. They simply renamed them and edited them to suit their civilization.

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because Greece was mediteranian and was in the center causing a fusion of different culture.

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The Romans loved Greek culture, and took many of the Greek myths and applied them to their own gods.

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So the Greek Myths could be understood by Roman people; and so the Greek Myths became a part of the Romans.

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