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(pənā`tēz), in Roman religion, household gods, primarily guardians of the storeroom. Theirs was the chief cult of every Roman household, especially in early times. They were worshiped in connection with the lareslares
, in Roman religion, guardian spirits. According to some they were ghosts of the dead, destructive spirits who frequented crossroads and had to be propitiated. Others say that the lares were farm deities, worshiped as fertility powers of the earth.
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 and, as guardians of the hearth, with Vesta. Every household was said to possess images of the penates, to whom offerings were made before each meal. Penates were also public gods, protectors of the community and state.



in Roman mythology, gods who protected hearth and home, and later, the entire Roman people. Each family usually had two penates, whose images were placed around the hearth. A high priest in charge of the state cult of the penates brought them sacrificial offerings in the temple of Vesta.

Metaphorically, penates are the hearth and home, hence the expression “to return to one’s penates.”

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Sacra sousque tibi commendat Troia Penates: hos cape fatorum comites, his moenia quaere magna, pererrato statues quae denique ponto." Aen.
Oliva es mas claro: en el septentrion, expone, son conopas, en el Cusco son chancas, dioses lares o penates al que tambien denominan Huasicamayoc: mayordomo o dueno de la casa.
(96) Nous pensons que l'histoire de la "migration" des Penates que raconte Varron, dans ses Antiquitates rerum humanarum (livre II, fr.
The puzzle begins to fall into place in the following way: Lycaon comes face-to-face with the terrifying Dead Father at the traumatic moment when the sacrificial feast is laid upon the table, which opens up vertiginous vistas of the arbitrariness of the Law (the Penates, the very institution of the home, are shattered, everything is stained with moral corruption); the Symbolic system, language itself, begins to crumble and this can only be stopped through a process of fantasy formation that would paper over the lack of the Dead Father, beginning, naturally, at a prelinguistic level with the satisfaction of the drive.
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O, mejor aun, a los altares privados que cada uno erige en su hogar: son nuestros penates. Imposible no adorarlos y no querer, a la vez, descabezarlos.
Religion played a part in Horace's life--not the traditional religion of Rome, but recognition of the minor gods: Mercury, the god of culture, Venus, goddess of love, Bacchus, god of wine, and the household gods, the Lares and Penates. Eyres relates to this, swerving from traditional Christianity to Buddhism, which does not demand belief in any deity but seems to provide answers to anxiety in meditation and self-awareness.
Despues se le desconocio como vocero de su bando y le imputaron antecedentes penates por posesion de mariguana, lo cual rechaza.
92, 1) otra palmera crecio en la casa de Augusto del Palatino y fue trasplantada al atrio, junto a los dioses Penates. La palmera del altar tarraconense aparece representada en los sesterios de epoca de Tiberio: cf.
Certainly the penates, tutelary gods of the household, on whom Scedase calls when he returns home (865), offer no solace.
En rentrant de dEner, les Portugais ont du se poser quelques questions sur la provenance et la cause de toute cette agitation si pres de leurs penates.
But the lares and penates he chose involved household gods in relation to the deep, dark, stony fortified grief of auld Edinburgh and a rooftop arts-and-crafts symbolism that stated its own necrological fascination with sphinxes, angels, torches, devils, and now cats.