I do not say that he or any other numen was the better for the change.
He looked at her, inquiring of her whole person what numen abode in the fane.
The populus was the tree of Hercules, and the plane-tree was the “numen of Atridæ.”
It would seem that every region in Italy had such a numen loci (naturally mainly agricultural).
Numen is so important a word in the Roman religion ...