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Question 1: Mercurius Gebrinius, a combination of Mercury with the Celtic or Germanic Gebrinius, known from an inscription on an altar in ________, Germany.

Question 2: This is probably because in the Roman syncretism, Mercury was equated with the Celtic god ________, and in this aspect was commonly accompanied by the Celtic goddess Rosmerta.

Question 3: Additionally, ________ wrote that Mercury carried Morpheus' dreams from the valley of Somnus to sleeping humans.
MetamorphosesOvidRoman EmpireHeroides

Question 4: Romans associated Mercury with the Germanic god Wotan, by interpretatio Romana; 1st-century Roman writer ________ identifies the two as being the same, and describes him as the chief god of the Germanic peoples.
VespasianDomitianRoman EmpireTacitus

Question 5: In his earliest forms, he appears to have been related to the Etruscan deity Turms, but most of his characteristics and mythology were borrowed from the analogous Greek deity, ________.
HermesApolloGreek mythologyHera

Question 6: Like Hermes, he was also a messenger of the gods and a god of trade, particularly of the ________ trade.

Question 7: Rather, he subsumed the earlier Dei Lucrii as Roman religion was syncretized with Greek religion during the time of the ________, starting around the 4th century BC.
Roman EmpireClassical antiquityRoman RepublicAncient Rome

Question 8: Decline and persecution
Nova Roma
Ancient Egyptian religionAmphidromiaReligion in ancient GreecePrehistoric religion

Question 9: Mercurius Visucius, a combination of the Celtic god Visucius with the Roman god Mercury, attested in an inscription from ________, Germany.
StuttgartHeilbronnFreiburg im BreisgauUlm

Question 10: Mercury in particular was reported as becoming extremely popular among the nations the Roman Empire conquered; ________ wrote of Mercury being the most popular god in Britain and Gaul, regarded as the inventor of all the arts.
Lucius Cornelius SullaPompeyRoman RepublicJulius Caesar

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