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Consentes Dii

The twelve chief Roman deities- Jupiter, Apollo, Mars, Neptune, Mercury, and Vulcan. Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, and Venus. Ennius puts them into two hexameter verses:

Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars,
Mercurius, Jovi', Neptunus, Vulcanus, Apollo.

Called “consentes,” says Varro,

“Quia in consilium Jovis adhibebantur.” —De Lingua Latina, vii. 28.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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