Lemures and Lemuria

Some cool info on Lemares. Still one day left, tomorrow, if you feel the need to do something to drive them off yourself. I was planning on writing something for this event this month but didn’t get around to it, so I figured I’d share this.

Neptune's Dolphins

umbilicusurbi the Mundus (Opening to the Underworld)

During the Lemuria (the feast of the Lemures), the Lemures try to find a home among the living. Some want to have a proper burial or justice be administered for their wrongful death. Others want a family to adopt Them, and give offerings in their memory. They want people to establish a cultus for Them.

Di Manes (The Dead) are separated into several groups. Di Parentes are the direct ancestors who guard the family line. The Lars (Lares) are the guardians of the home and the land. The Lemures (Note 1) are the Wandering Dead and can be considered “unwelcomed family ghosts.” Finally, there are the Larvae, who wish to do the living harm.

The person who encounters the Lemures has several choices. They can adopt one but they really do not know who these Lemures were. The person can place offerings on…

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