Neptunus Rex - Americana - Enrollment CertificateInv# AM1117
Certificate issued to R.S. Bradford, 1899, 9 1/8" x 12 1/2", normal folds, fully sealed, not signed. Early for these certificates.
Neptune (Latin: Neptūnus) is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek tradition, Neptune is the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers preside over the realms of heaven, the earthly world, and the underworld. Salacia is his wife.
Depictions of Neptune in Roman mosaics, especially those in North Africa, were influenced by Hellenistic conventions. Neptune was likely associated with freshwater springs before the sea. Like Poseidon, Neptune was also worshipped by the Romans as a god of horses as Neptunus Equester (a patron of horse-racing).
He is Poseidon in the greek mythology.
The Latin title rex has the meaning of "king, ruler" (monarch). It is derived from Proto-Indo-European. Its cognates include Sanskrit rājan, Gothic reiks, and Old Irish rí, etc. Its Greek equivalent is archon (ἄρχων), "leader, ruler, chieftain".