Security Guard Gods
They're a marketable market force who protect boundaries. You must have seen the notice: Beware of the God!Starting off as Etruscan rustic defenders of cultivated fields, the LARES were promoted to public office and put in charge of homeland security and protection of the Roman state.
Eventually their franchise expanded to personal spaces and they became indoor deities. Every home would have a small shrine; one or two LARES standing in the hall and holding a tray — ideal for depositing small gifts, visiting cards, fruit, and household keys.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Italy and Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 998
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