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lares (lâr´ēz), 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. The most common myth, however, identifies them as household gods, beneficent spirits of ancestors, worshiped in close connection with the penates.

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lares gods of the household worshipped in ancient Rome in conjunction with Vesta and the penates; the phrase lares and penates is used to mean the home.

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lares see LAR.

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