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Manes, in ancient roman times, was the name given to the collective souls
of the dead who were believed to be "good" and worshiped as gods,
particularly at the three important festivals-the Feralla,
Perentalia, and Lemuria. The
deities of the underworld, Dis
also bore the name. However, later the name referred to individual souls
of the dead, and their names were added to the grave inscriptions. A.G.H.
Lindemans, Micha F. <http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/dis_pater.html>.
Lindemans, Micha F. <http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/roman/articles.html>.
Riland, George.The New Steinerbooks Dictionary of Paranormal.
New York Warner Books, Inc. 1980 p. 178
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