See also: Bidental consonant.

In Ancient Rome, a bidental was a place that was struck by lightning, and deemed sacred by haruspices.

Bidentales were Ancient Roman priests, instituted for the performance of certain ceremonies on the location of a bidental. The principal part of their office was the sacrificing of a sheep of two years old, which in their language was called bidens, as having teeth on each side, from which the place struck by lightning was called bidental. The location was not allowed to be walked over; it was enclosed with a wall, or palisade, and an altar erected over it.


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