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- noun mythology, religion Especially in
paganreligions, a minor godor goddessfunctioning as the protectorof a home, household, and/or family, worshippedby members of the household and sometimes conceived as an animisticor ancestral spirit.
- noun figuratively, by extension An
exemplaror reveredindividual within a group.
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