or LARA, a daughter of Almon, was a nymph who denounced to Juno that there was some connexion between Jupiter and Juturna; hence her name is connected with λαλεῖν
. Jupiter punished her by depriving her of her tongue, and condemning her to be conducted into the lower world by Mercury ;but on the way thither Mercury fell in love with her, and afterwards she gave birth to two Lares. (Ov. Fast. 2.599
, &c.; Auson. Monosyll. de Diis,
9.) Hartung (Die Relig. der Röm.
ii. p. 204) infers from Lactantius (1.20) that Larunda is identical with Muta and Tacita.