a Roman divinity, who had a temple near the Porta Capena, and who was believed to have received his name from having induced Hannibal, when he was near the gates of the city, to return (redire
) southward (Fest. p. 282, ed. Muller).
A place on the Appian road, near the second mile-stone from the city, was called Campus Rediculi (Plin. Nat. 43.60.122
; Propert. 3.3, 11).
This divinity was probably one of the Lares of the city of Rome, for, in a fragment of Varro (apud Non.
p. 47), he calls himself Tutanus,
i. e., the god who keeps safe.