The Gods of Rome were avatars of the Gods of Olympus.
Confronted with an emissary of Apokolips in Latium 15,000 years ago, later revealed to be a younger Darkseid, the Gods of Olympus showed themselves to the Roman people and became worshiped by them. They soon learned that they could not handle twice the worshipers, so each they created avatars to do the work for them. Over time, these Gods gained independent spirits and separated themselves from their Greek counterparts. After their encounter with the Source, the Roman God and Greek God versions of Zeus fused into their singular complete forms and the other gods eventually sans Diana did the same.
- This character is an adaptation of Gods of Rome, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.