Roman - The spirits of the good dead. Offspring of Mania, in some accounts. These spirits were honoured at the festivals of Feralia and Parentalia. In the theory of the three-part soul, the Manes was the part that was sent to heaven or hell. The word is also used to refer to ancestral spirits, to the rulers of the underworld or to the underworld itself. Occasionally referred to as Manes, Di Manes, Di Manes, Manes, Maini, Maini, Maine, Manes or Maine.

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