Definition of household gods in English:

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household gods

plural noun

Gods presiding over a household, especially (in Roman history) the lares and penates.
Example sentences
  • The Romans had personal household gods or spirits called ‘lares’ which were worshipped every day at home.
  • This one is a New Year poem, called Lares Et Penates, inspired by the Roman concept of household gods.
  • Again legend tells us that the Swallow was sacred to the Penates or household gods, and therefore to injure one would be to bring wrath upon your own house.

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