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The Penates

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A group of household Divinities, Guardians of a particular House and Family. They had special patronage over the hearth and kitchen, and the head of each household served as their priest.

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Mar 3, 1997 In Roman mythology, the Penates ('the inner ones') are the patron gods of the storeroom.
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In ancient Roman religion, the Di Penates or Penates were among the dii familiares, or household deities, invoked most often in domestic rituals.
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Mar 31, 2009 The Penates are the household gods who watch over the penus - the larder the household store of a home.
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Penates (Roman deities), household gods of the Romans and other Latin peoples.