He is the tutelary deity of women and presides over marriage ceremonies.
The object of certain sacrifices is to provide a tutelary deity of a house, town or frontier.
The Aeginetans at first contented themselves with sending the images of the Aeacidae, the tutelary heroes of their island.
If Assyria finally overthrew Israel and carried off Yahweh's shrine, Assur (Asur), the tutelary deity of Assyria, was mightier than Yahweh.
The assignment of genii to buildings and gates is connected with an important class of sacrifices; in order to provide a tutelary spirit, or to appease chthonic deities, it was often the custom to sacrifice a human being or an animal at the foundation of a building; sometimes we find a similar guardian provided for the frontier of a country or of a tribe.