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or Lara. Daughter of Almon, the nymph who informed Iuno of the connection between Iupiter and Iuturna: hence her name was connected with λαλεῖν. Iupiter deprived her of her tongue, and ordered Mercury to conduct her into the lower world. On the way thither Mercury fell in love with her, and she afterwards gave birth to two Lares (Ovid, Fasti, ii. 599 foll.; Macrob. i. 7, 34). See Lares.

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