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Quirinus (or Quirus)

Quirinus (or Quirus)

A fabled precious stone, described as "a juggling stone, found in the nest of the hoopoo" (hoopoe bird). If laid on the chest of a sleeping person, it "forces him to discover his rogueries." The word quirinus is also used to describe the third of the ancient gods (after Jupiter and Mars).

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Quirinus

Quirinus (kwĬr´Ĭnəs), in Roman religion, an early god, possibly of war. Worshiped originally by the Sabines, he was one of the chief gods of ancient Rome, associated with Jupiter and Mars. In the late republic he was identified with Romulus, legendary founder of Rome.

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