Outline the importance of water at ritual sites in Roman Britain.

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: AliceEva
  • Created on: 30-04-14 12:55
View mindmap
  • Outline the importance of water at ritual sites in Roman Britain.
    • Sulis Minerva, Aquae Sulis.
      • Liminal zone, votive offerings and hot springs.
      • Purity and cleansing
      • Sensory experience
    • The Temple of Apollo
      • small pools, to wash hands etc
        • Purity and cleansing
    • Rivers
    • Votive offerings found, firstly curse tablets but also small figurines of body parts thrown into the liminal zone for healing.
    • small pool at Temple in Uley
    • Water nymph fresco at the Lullingstone Villa
    • Water = Liminal zone
      • Bringing people closer to the gods, creating communication.
    • Coventina's well.
      • originally a small well but walls were built around it to make it more sacred and private.
      • Coins thrown in

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Archaeology resources:

See all Archaeology resources »See all Roman Religion and Ritual resources »