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In Roman mythology, the Manes ("good ones") were similar to the Lares, Genii and Di Penates. They were the souls of deceased loved ones. They were honered during the Parentalia[?] and Feralia[?] in February.

Tombstones often included the letters D.M. This stood for dis manibus or "dedicated to the Manes-gods".

The word was also used as a metaphor to refer to the underworld.

Alternative: Di Manes[?]

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