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  1. Pales

    In ancient Roman religion, Pales was a deity of shepherds, flocks and livestock. Regarded as male by some sources and female by others, Pales can be either singular or plural in Latin, and refers at least once to a pair of deities. Pales' festival, called the Parilia, was celebrated on April 21. Cattle were driven through bonfires on this day. Marcus Atilius Regulus built a temple to Pales in Rome following his victory over the Salentini in 267 BC. It is generally thought to have been located on the Palatine Hill, but, being a victory monument, it may have been located on the route of the triumphal procession, either on the Campus Martius or the Aventine Hill. According to the Fasti Antiates Maiores, there was a festival for "the two Pales" on July 7, probably to mark the dedication of this temple.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pales

    pā′lēz, n. an ancient Roman divinity of flocks.—n. Palil′ia, the festival of Pales, held on April 21, the traditional date of the founding of Rome.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pales

    in Roman mythology the tutelary deity of shepherds and their flocks, the worship of whom was attended with numerous observances, as in the case of the nature divinities generally.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pales in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pales in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Dave Barry:

    Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.

  2. Serene Celia:

    Be so full of light that the darkness in this world of seeming duality pales by far in what can "appear" to be comparison. In this world of form, there is darkness and there is light, how we label them - that is sure something, but you get the point.

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