Romans were very open minded about their religion. They worshipped a wide variety of divine entities. A household could give praise to an ancestor for protection and prosperity, whilst the entire Roman population would feel the might of Jupiter and his celestial family. These great Roman Gods, like Jupiter, were the result of the assimilation by Romans of Greek and Etruscan divinities. In the Roman provinces even local “barbaric” Gods were adopted by the Romans. They were given a statue, a temple and a Roman name.