11 dic. 2014

LARES FAMILIARIS: antecedentes / precedents

Hemos decidido compartir el material que Gabriela ha estado investigando para reescribir y terminar de dar nueva forma a sus textos. también para que conozcan la tradición de los duendes en el mundo. Publicaremos varias entradas sobre el tema.

LOS LARES FAMILIARIS ROMANOS ANTECEDENTES DE NUESTROS DUENDES

"La religión de la antigua Roma presentaba dos vertientes: por un lado, los cultos públicos o estatales y, por otro, los cultos privados o domésticos. Dentro de esta segunda vertiente se sitúa la adoración de los llamados dii familiaris o dioses de la familia. Entre estos se encuentran los lares loci, cuya función primordial era velar por el territorio en que se encontraba la casa familiar. Tanto es así, que antes de que la propiedad privada fuese regulada por el derecho, eran los dioses lares los encargados de evitar que los extraños se adentrasen en tierras ajenas mediante, según la creencia popular, la amenaza de enfermedades que podían llegar a ser mortales." (http://rua.ua.es/dspace/bitstream/10045/4486/1/Lucentum_03_07.pdf)

ENGLISH

ROMAN LARES PRECEDENT TO OUR HOUSEHOLD ELVES
We are in the search for references.
 
"Lares were believed to observe, protect and influence all that happened within the boundaries of their location or function. The statues of domestic Lares were placed at the table during family meals; their presence, cult and blessing seem to have been required at all important family events. Roman writers sometimes identify or conflate them with ancestor-deities, domestic Penates and the hearth. Because of these associations, Lares are sometimes categorised as household gods but some had much broader domains. Roadways, seaways, agriculture, livestock, towns, cities, the state and its military were all under the protection of their particular Lar or Lares. Those who protected local neighbourhoods (vici) were housed in the crossroad shrines (Compitales) which served as a focus for the religious, social and political life of their local, overwhelmingly plebeian communities. Their cult officials included freedmen and slaves, otherwise excluded by status or property qualification from most administrative and religious offices."(Wikipedia



Fuente de las imágenes / source of images:
http://mrpsmythopedia.wikispaces.com/Lares+-+Household+Gods

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