was the Oscan name of the god Mars. (Paul. Diac. p. 131, ed. Müller.) Varro (De Ling. Lat.
5.73; comp. Plut. Num. 21
), on the other hand, calls Mamers the Sabine name of the god. The Romans worshipped Mamers as a rustic divinity, and reckoned- him among the country Lares. (Cato, de Re Rust.
The ancients derived the name of the Mamertines in Messana from the god Mamers.