Tag Archives: Lares and Penates

Household Worship: My Lararium

The most sacred, the most hallowed place on earth is the home of each and every citizen.  There are his sacred hearth and his household gods, there the very centre of his worship, religion, and domestic ritual. -Cicero, De Domo … Continue reading

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Festivals from “365 Goddess”, October to December

The following is excerpted from Patricia Telesco’s “365 Goddess: a Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess”. Some of these days are ancient, but some are more moderation, such as Thanksgiving or the Rights of the Child … Continue reading

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Spirits of Home: the Lares and Penates

One significant way that Roman Religion (Religo Romana) differs from Greek is in their veneration of the Lares and Penates, of which their were no Grecian counterparts. Every Roman family had their own set of personal Gods. They were the … Continue reading

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