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[pi-luhm-nuh s]
  1. one of two ancient gods of fertility.
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  • Pilumnus was an ancient Latin god, and an ancestor of Turnus.

    The Aeneid of Virgil


  • Damon too is led back by an evil conscience, and Pilumnus likewise appears.

  • Claius, in his anxiety to make Amarillis reveal her assassin, betrays his own identity, to the joy of his old enemy Pilumnus.

  • Picumnus and Pilumnus were two household divinities of the Romans, who were the special presiding deities of new-born infants.

  • The Latins named it Picus, whose brother (or double), Pilumnus, was the god of bakers and millers.