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.
Lares Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: None known
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 8252
Article last updated on 30 November 2017 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.