These spirits usually manifest in pairs (Lares is the plural of Lar). Considered “night watchmen”, they protect families and their homes. Lares are protective and benevolent, but also somewhat mysterious, often manifesting as humans or snakes. They live inside the home they are protecting, usually near the hearth or chimney. It is possible they are the offspring of Mercury and Lara. Their sacred animals are snakes and dogs. Lares are often petitioned for protection. Their Feast is celebrated on December 23.
Lares are Roman spirits that provide, on a different level, protection & guardianship of a specific location. They are often companions to Watchtower Watchers as they can be commanded by a Watcher to guard a specific person or location.
Lares can be collected alone as they will intuitively guard whatever home they are in without being told. However, on a greater scale Lares when paired in a collection that consists of Watchers from any of the Watchtowers will take their "marching orders" from the Watchers.
As directed by the Watcher they will do whatever they are asked be it watching the home while you are gone, watching you or a member of your family or the entire place you are in. Being in direct bond with the Watchers the Lares act like the middle man of security.
They are wonderful for those who like the feeling of being guarded and they work well with all races of spirits and entities.
Originates: Astral Realm
Occupies: All Realms
see Realms page for more information
STRENGTHS/WHY KEEP THEM?
They are protective, obedient, and always on guard.
Protective, guardian, obedient, companion
LISTINGS IN THE ONLINE STORE
See available listings: Lares
Associations can be used to create a closer connection with the entity. By recognizing their associations with the Earth and Universe you can use any combination of these tools to create treats, rituals, and bonding exercises between you.
You can purchase candles, incense, cones, oils, sprays, etc scented with the Scent, Herb, or Foliage they are associated with. You can purchase statuary, paintings, prints, textiles, etc with the Color, Animal, or Foliage they are associated with and keep them in your home where the entity will see them.
To boost their presence and give them a natural feeding of Earthen core energy you can buy raw, polished or cut specimens of the Gemstone they are associated with. Place the gemstones where you keep their vessel or wear the jewelry with the gemstones when you wear the vessel.
To have peak results it is best to meditate, perform rituals, invocations or spells for the entity on the Weekday they are associated with. The Month they are associated with is a block of time to celebrate and show your appreciation for your entity!
METHODS OF CONNECTING
? Time spent closely with the Lares the first 30 days of coming to the Keeper's home.
? Treats are not traditional with Lares but if you feel you must in order to boost a connection between you then using violin music and satin textiles are great places to start.
CHARACTERISTICS & MANIFESTATIONS
? Serious, focused, obedient, non-social.
? Can manifest as thoughts, premonitions, audible noises, orbs of multiple colors, metallic scents.
Average size: Small: 1-5ft
As Astral beings their actual size is unknown, however in most manifestations they appear in small, creature-like form, read Size page for more information
Lifespan: Extended: 1,000 years+
They have been assigned an "Average" lifespan for supernatural entities/beings, read Lifespan page for more information