Dius Fidius

"God of loyalty." A surname of Jupiter as god of truth and justice, identical with the Sabine god Sancus. People swore to him under the open sky (sub divo) and kept treaties in his temple. The name also appears as a surname of Hercules.1



  1. Tertullian. On idolatry, 20.


  • Meyers Gro├čes Konversations-Lexikon (Band 5). (1906). Leipzig, p. 63.
  • Ovid. Fasti vi, 213.
  • Varro. On the Latin Language v, 66,.