Penates in Wikipedia
In ancient Roman religion, the Di Penates or Penates were
among the dii familiares, or household deities, invoked most
often in domestic rituals. When the family had a meal, they
threw a bit into the fire on the hearth for the Penates.
They were thus associated with Vesta, the Lares, and the
Genius of the paterfamilias in the "little universe" of the