(urth) tutelary lars and able's ancestorship

aramini1 at cox.net aramini1 at cox.net
Wed Oct 19 11:30:36 PDT 2005

I always vowed to look up Mani's claim of being a tutelary lars, which I assumed was a form of spiritual guide.  The definition is below, but I was struck by Able's claim later: "I am an ancestor."  Perhaps Able, too, has become a something like a tutelary Lars.  It is very clear that Mani is Mythgarthr's version of Aelfrice's Aelfs: a created being artificially conjoined with matter by the original inhabitants of the realm.

>From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lar \Lar\ (l[aum]r), n.; pl. Lares, sometimes Lars. [L.]
     (Rom. Myth.)
     A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector
     of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of
     a house; household gods. Hence, (Fig.): Hearth or dwelling

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