Roman mythology

LARES

Roman Protection Gods

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.

Lares Facts and Figures

Name: Lares
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: None known

Gender: Male
Type: deity
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.

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