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Tutelary deity

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A tutelary deity is a deity or spirit that serves as a guardian of a thing. That thing can range from a country to an occupation.

In ancient Greek and Roman religions, there were special gods called tutelary deities. One type of tutelary deity was called the genius. The genius was like a personal guardian spirit that was with a person from the time they were born until they died.[1]

Another type of personal guardian spirit is called a familiar spirit. This type of spirit is found in European folklore.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Riffard, Pierre A. (2008). Nouveau dictionnaire de l'ésotérisme. Paris, FR: Payot. pp. 114–115, 136–137.