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Pales, {Protector}.
[to Whom the twenty-fifth day of June, day 176, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Old Italian, Roman.
Linguistic Note: Her name may mean 'Protector', compare Sanskrit pala-, one who guards or protects; pa, to protect, cherish. However Her name is by some believed to be related to the Greek and Latin phallus. Derived English words: pale (stake, narrow piece of wood for enclosing ground), palisade (fence made of pales), palace (a royal house, named after the Palatine hill which suggests the hill was originally fortified), palatial, paladin (properly applied to a knight of a palace or royal household).
Description: Goddess of flocks and herds; Presider over the fertility of domestic animals; Granter of protection and increase; Matron of shepherds; Forgiver of unintended slights against Nature; Eponym of the Collis Palatinus (the Palatine hill at Rome).
To Whom Sacred: fodder; sheep; cattle; bon-fires; the number 3.
Festival: April 21 -- Parilia, held in Rome as the celebration of the founding of the city. In the countryside it was a fertility festival during which She was invoked to grant increase in, and Her protection of, flocks and herds. Cow-stalls and sheep pens were ritually cleansed and purified at this time. The shepherds intreated forgiveness for any unintented profanation of holy places which their flocks might have been guilty of and leaped three times across bonfires of hay and straw.
Male Associate: Consort: Pales, {Protector}, a male form of Herself, perhaps an aspect of, at least corresponding to Silvanus, ---, agricultural god.

Source: EB17v20/600d; EB47/117; EDEL/423; Kravitz 212.
Azuks, Unpaired.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: alpha-zeta-upsilong-xi, (azux), 'unyoked, unpaired, unmarried'.
Description: Virgin Goddess.

Pallas, {Maiden}.
Alternate meaning: {Brandisher}.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: commonly derived from pi-alpha-lambda-lambda-omega, (pallo), as 'Brandisher' of the spear, but more probably an old word equal to nu-epsilon-alpha-nu-iota-sigma, (neanis) meaning 'girl, maiden, a young unmarried woman'. Pi-alpha-lambda-lambda-kappa-iota-sigma, (pallakis), 'a concubine, mistress', may be from the same root. English derivitives: palladian (of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Pallas); palladium (safeguard, especially one viewed as a guarantee of the integrity of social institutions. Also the name of Pallas' sanctuary).
Description: Virgin Goddess of wisdom, justice and city life; Protectress of civic and family life; Safegaurd of liberty; She who holds Victory in Her hand; Promoter of the development of legal systems.
To Whom Sacred: shield; crown with sphinx and horses; aegis; palladia (a term for Her images which guarded the heights about a city state where She is represented with shield uplifted, brandishing Her spear to keep off the foe); Her sanctuary, the Palladium seems also to have been a court of law); {the asteroid Pallas; the element palladium so called after Pallas, the asteroid, discovered about the same time}.

Source: AHDEL; EB47v2/601, v17/149; IGEL/16, 526, 588.
worked on: June 1990; August 1991; June 1995
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