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In Roman mythology, Portunes was a god of keys and doos and livestock. He later became associated with Palaemon and became primarily a god of ports and harbors. He protected the warehouses where grain was stored.

He had a temple of the Forum Boarium[?]. His festival, on August 17, was the Portunalia[?]. On this day, keys were thrown into a fire for good luck. His attribute was a key.

Alternative: Portunus

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