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Etruscan Books Fulgurales

	
	
	    	
    	    	
    	    	
    	    	
    	    	
    	


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First of all it is useful to state that for the Etruscans the Gods communicate through the use of Thunderbolts (the divine lightning). This divine sign used to be interpreted by the Etruscans using three types of classification. These signs could be understood by the adoption of the TEMPLUM Model that allowed the interpretation of the divine messages. Through rituals it was possible then to modify their effects or even obtain redemption.

Nine were the Gods allowed to throw Thunderbolts on Earth; amongst them only Tinia (Tin) could throw three (one for each one of his celestial places)…

Etruscan Books Rituales

	
	
	    	
    	    	
    	    	
    	    	
    	    	
    	


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The Etruscan books were texts full of principles created to guide the society, the politics, and the religious life of the Etruscans. Subsequently during the first century BC, these books were translated in latin by Tarquinius Priscus (Libri Tarquitani) and re-examined by Cicero (De Divinatione)… The Rituales bookswere a collection of rituals for the creation of cities, temples, and houses. In these books were written all rules that governed the organisation of politics, religiousity, the army for the good of the community and not least the methods to adopt for wars or peace treaties…

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