In order to obtain a mutually beneficial and satisfactory state of peace between Rome and its deities, people had to provide the gods with worship and cult. Tellus Relief, Ara Pacis. Photo by kind permission of Dr. Janice Siegel. Religious practice was important because it secured the Pax Deorum and prevented divine retribution, which could strike the city of Rome anytime.
The Pax Deorum was a delicate affair. What Is Pax Sinica? More Ancient History Facts. Verbum Dei Word of God. Veritas Dei vincit The God's Truth prevails. Sermo ad sodales Radiophonicae Societatis Italiae, d. VI, p. Showing page 1. Found sentences matching phrase "deorum". Found in 4 ms. Translation memories are created by human, but computer aligned, which might cause mistakes.
They come from many sources and are not checked. Be warned. According to the source cited below, it turns out it's fairly medieval in style, which is why modern translators aren't matching up. Now, I don't claim to be any kind of Latin scholar, and it's quite possible that there's some nuanced, medieval alternate translation that gives you the English lyrics that are being bandied about the interwebs, but frankly, after much the same research, I've decided that it just got bungled somewhere.
I can see how, with a stretch, you could get in meaning, if not even close in literal translation to the translations given, but it's not great. As it's supposed to be more of a meditative chant than a linguistically-sound prayer, Enya undoubtedly went for alliterative sound rather than grammar.
The "Athair" bit that doesn't match up at all? That's because she shifted languages. That bit's Irish, and I'm fairly sure from the Lord's Prayer.
I recognized that one right away as my grandpa taught it to me when I was little. I love Enya's music. It has a very calming effect after a long day of errands and work. This song in particular reminds me of an action scene from something like Lord of the Rings. Info Print Print. Table Of Contents.
Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Introduction Nature and significance History Early Roman religion Deification of functions Veneration of objects Purpose of sacrifice and magic Religion in the Etruscan period Importance of ritual Influence on Roman religion Religion in the early Republic Religion in the later Republic: crises and new trends The imperial epoch: the final forms of Roman paganism The imperial cult Introduction of Christianity and Mithraism The survival of Roman religion Beliefs, practices, and institutions The earliest divinities The divinities of the later Regal period The divinities of the Republic The Sun and stars Priests Shrines and temples Sacrifice and burial rites Religious art Conclusion.
Author of History of Rome and others; editor of Latin Literature and others. See Article History. Britannica Quiz. This or That? Roman Gods. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.The Pax Deorum was a central part of the politics of Rome. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Tiara Smith. out of 5 stars My favorite Enya song. Reviewed in the United States on September 4, Verified Purchase. This is my favorite Enya song. I plan to buy the CD it is from too, sometime when I feel like spending money.5/5(4).