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The Dii Consentes (also Dii Complices, Arnobius III.40) were a list of twelve major deities, six gods and six goddesses, in the pantheon of Ancient Rome. Their gilt statues stood in the Forum, later apparently in the Porticus Deorum Consentium.

The gods were listed by the poet Ennius in the late 3rd century BC. paraphrasing an unknown Greek poet:

Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Venus,
Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, Vulcan, Apollo

Livy (XXII.10.9) arranges them in six couples, Jupiter-Juno, Neptune-Minerva, Mars-Venus, Apollo-Diana,Vulcan-Vesta and Mercury-Ceres. Three of the Dii Consentes formed the Capitoline Triad: Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva.





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