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Lar Familiaris

(plu. Lares familiares). The familiar lar was the spirit of the founder of the house, which never left it, but accompanied his descendants in all their changes. (See Lares.)

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