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by Micha F. Lindemans
The supreme sky god of the Etruscans, who lives in the northern part of the sky. He holds boundaries sacres, watched over them, and ensured their inviolability. Together with his wife and the goddess Menrva he forms a triad of gods. His attributes are a cluster of lightning bolts, a spear and a scepter. The Romans equated him with Jupiter. In fact, Tinia-Jupiter was introduced to the city of Rome during the period of Etruscan monarchy (c. 650-510 BCE).

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