I.e. paleness or pale fear, or a personification of it, was together with Pavor, i.e. Fear, a companion of Mars among the Romans. Their worship is said to have been vowed and instituted by the warlike king Tullus Hostilius, either on account of a plague, or at the moment when in battle he saw the Alban Mettus desert to the enemies. The Salii, Pallorii, and Pavorii were instituted at the same time.



  • Augustine. City of God iv, 23.
  • Livy. The History of Rome i, 27.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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