Today, Dr Ruurd Halbertsma of the archaeological museum told about Roman and Germanic religions in what is today The Netherlands (I have to note that is still uncertain whether tribes living there in Roman times spoke Germanic or Celtic languages).
According to Halbertsma, the Roman empire was quite tolerant towards non-Roman, mainly polytheistic like themselves, religions in conquered regions.
Though it did suppress human sacrifice in regions like Carthage and Gaul.
And people had to swear allegiance to the emperor (a religious problem with Jews, and later with Christians).
There was mutual influence between Roman and Germanic religions, which expressed itself, eg, in gods with two names, a Latin and Germanic one.
Also, gods from other Roman provinces were worshiped in The Netherlands.
Like Isis from Egypt, of whom an image was found.
Also images were found of animals sacrificed to the gods, including chicken, sheep, and dogs.
Archaeologists have found altars with inscriptions (Germanic people made practically no inscriptions before Roman times).
Like with much else in antiquity, there used to be images in bright colours in those altars.
However, these are lost now.
Nevertheless, traders from all over the empire worshiped her.
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