Household-deity definition

(mythology, religion) Especially in pagan religions, a minor god or goddess functioning as the protector of a home, household, and/or family, worshipped by members of the household and sometimes conceived as an animistic or ancestral spirit.
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(figuratively, by extension) An exemplar or revered individual within a group.
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Noun

Singular:
household-deity
Plural:
household-deities