Almo (god)

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Almo was in ancient Roman religion the eponymous god of the small river Almo in the vicinity of Rome.[1] Like Tiberinus and others, he was prayed to by the augurs of Rome. In the water of Almo the aniconic stone embodying the mother of the gods, Cybele, used to be washed.[2][3] He had a naiad daughter named Larunda.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Almo". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 132.
  2. ^ Cicero, De Natura Deorum iii. 20
  3. ^ comp. Varro De lingua latina v. 71, ed. Müller
  4. ^ Seyffert, Oskar (1895). Nettleship, Henry (ed.). A Dictionary of Classical Antiquity: Mythology, Religion, Literature and Art. W. Glaisher. p. 373.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Almo". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.