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Pales was a shepherd, flock, and livestock-related deity in the religion of the ancient Romans.

Considered to be either masculine or female depending on the source. The Parilia was held on April 21 in honor of the divinity. On this day, cattle were dragged through bonfires. Scholars have hypothesized that the Pale deities are linked to the Palici brothers of Sicily, and that both sets of brothers may be a reflection of the Indo-European Divine twins.

Featured image: Landscape with the goddess Pales (Roman goddess of shepherds, agriculture and animal husbandry) surrounded by various animals.


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