Crepitus, the God of Flatulence

Crepitus was allegedly the Roman god of flatulence. He was usually depicted as a young child farting.

However, he's only allegedly so because there's controversy about whether the Romans recognized such a god, or whether Crepitus was the creation of early Christians trying to satirize pagan beliefs. According to Wikipedia, there are references to Crepitus in ancient texts, but only in Christian works, not pagan ones.

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     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jun 08, 2022
     Category: Religion | Flatulence | Ancient Times

Crepitus is also the name of the sound joints make when they pop, crack or fart. 😉
Posted by Mike on 06/08/22 at 11:32 AM
One can offend more at once than with micturation...
Posted by KDP on 06/08/22 at 03:18 PM
I read some years ago about a Roman shrine found in Britain. It was dedicated to a goddess whose name couldn't be found anywhere else. She was apparently a Naiad, minor goddesses who specialized in water. Her recognition, and the worship of her, was local, like extremely local, like limited to people living near a particular pond.

I suspect Crepitus was somewhat similar, created by a few local Romans but then picked up by the Christians, in much the same way a Florida Man story propagates today.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/08/22 at 04:21 PM
The most powerful and feared of all the gods…
Posted by Brian on 06/13/22 at 03:58 PM
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