News Briefs Concerning the Identification of Edom with Rome and Greece
Chief Deity of Ancient Rome had a Red Face!
What are the strangest traditions in Ancient Rome?
Judith Fraitag, Historian
(3. Roman triumphs - holy red face
Wiki: The Roman triumph (triumphus) was a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome, held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the success of a military commander who had led Roman forces to victory in the service of the state or, originally and traditionally, one who had successfully completed a foreign war.
One funny ritual is the fact, that the leader of the procession, the triumphator, painted his face in red. A red coloured face was the face of the god Jupiter, so for one day the triumphator could feel as divine as humanly possible.
We trace the Ancient Romans, some of the Germans, and others to Esau who was also known as Edom which names means "RED."