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providing protective supervision

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For Wilson, what most vividly summed up the demise of Britain was Brown's removal of the image of Britain's tutelary deity, the trident-brandishing "Britannia", from British coins.
It is translated as 'the earth god' (Ahern 1973:6; Fried 1974:131; Maspero 1981:3; Suenari 1985:36), 'the Earth God' (Diamond 1969:99; Brim 1974:98; Wei & Coutanceau 1976:28; Werner 1977:413f), 'the Earth Gods' (Berkovits and others 1969:77), 'the local earth gods' (Baity 1975:58), 'the local god' (Smith (1899) 1969:138; Bredon & Mitrophanom 1927:456), 'the Place Gods' (Sangren 1987:61), 'the God of the locality' (Burkhardt 1958b:151), 'the Locality God' (Wolf 1974:134; Feuchtwang 1992:47), 'the gods of the Locality' (Maspero 1981:110), 'the Tutelary Deity' (Baity 1975:273), and 'land gods' (Hsiao Kung-chuan 1960:275f).
In Indo-Tibetica Tucci regularly understands that compound term mainly as synonymous with yi dam and translates it as "tutelary deity".
The sound of a summer flute was once heard among the shady columns of your chosen temple, and that the headless statues lying in the grass were originally not just a lump of stone to the people who carved them but shrines containing the very spirit of Apollo, Zeus or whoever was the tutelary deity of the place.
Lord Ganesh seems exactly the right tutelary deity for the record and for the career as a whole.
This warrior, on his way to subdue the rebellious Abe clan in the north, stopped at Kamakura and dedicated a shrine to the Minamoto tutelary deity, Hachiman, the god of war.
In many parts of China, the tutelary deity "tours" the territory of the community he protects: in Fuzhou he often enters the ancestral halls to receive worship.
A Vietnamese village is officially called a xa (she in Chinese, which actually refers to a tutelary deity and the shrine where the deity is enshrined).
The tutelary deity of the Sakyas is not Vajra Phurpa (Sanskrit, Vajra Kilaya) but rather Sri Hevajra (Trichen 1983:7-23).
Athena appears in Homer's Odyssey as the tutelary deity of Odysseus, and myths from later sources portray her similarly as helper of Perseus and Heracles (Hercules).
This is because "appropriate drums must be used for particular orisha, otherwise they [the devotees] will incur the wrath of their tutelary deity" (Adegbite, 1988: 16) Thus igbin is associated with Obatala, the arch-divinity and deity of children; while ipese is performed in ritual activities devoted to Orunmila.