household gods

household god

a god presiding over and protecting the home, especially in the religion of ancient Rome.

1605–15 Unabridged
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household gods
pl n
1.  (in ancient Rome) deities of the home; lares and penates
2.  informal (Brit) the essentials of domestic life

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