Lara

Irish - Son of Fintan and Cessair. Husband of Balma. He and his wife and father were the survivors of the flood. Sometimes identified as Lara, Mania, Mania, Lara, Mana, 'madness', Mana or Larunda.
Roman - A nymph. Daughter of Alcmon. Mother of the Lares. In some versions, an early Italic earthgoddess, she annoyed Jupiter by bearing tales to Juno so he had her tongue cut out and sent her to Hades. Her escort, Mercury, fell in love with her and they produced the two children who became the Lares, gods of the hearth. In some accounts, she is identified with Larundra, in others she is Mania. Occasionally identified as Lara, Mania, Mania, Lara, Mana, 'madness', Mana or Larunda.

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