Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...

PENATES

Roman Food God

Also known as Di-Penates

Kitchen Store Cupboard Gods

There are lots of them. In fact you have your own Penates which looks after your food and drink.

Just the thing when you’ve just stuffed your face with a tremendous dinner and Auntie Maude appears at the door with fifteen anonymous relatives wilting with hunger.

Ancient lore tells that the Penates live in the kitchen, hidden inside the dusty Christmas pudding which lurks mysteriously at the back of the larder. Never throw it away!

But seriously, the Penates are closely related to the Manes, another subset of personal Roman Gods for all occasions.

We expect they’ve branched out into fridges and freezers now. If you nip downstairs for a midnight snack they will know.

Penates Facts and Figures

Name: Penates
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Di-Penates

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Food
Area of expertise: Food

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 973

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Article last revised on September 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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