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The word "liminal", first attested to in English in 1884, comes from the Latin word "limen", meaning "threshold". "Liminality" is a term given currency in twentieth century anthropology by Victor Turner of the University of Chicago.
List of liminal deities
- Cardea, goddess of health, thresholds and door hinges and handles
- Forculus, Lima, and Limentinus, minor deities of thresholds or doorways; see indigitamenta
- Janus, dual-faced god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings, for whom January is named
- Mercury, messenger of the gods and guide of the dead; equivalent to the Greek god Hermes
- Portunes, god of keys, doors and livestock
- Terminus, god who protected boundary markers
- Trivia, goddess of witchcraft, the three-way crossroads, and the harvest moon; equivalent to the Greek goddess Hecate
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