Lares and Penates

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In Ancient Rome, these were the necessary Small Gods of the house and home, who needed to be propritiated and kept onside to ensure the smooth running of a happy home. Their memory survived in post-Roman Britain with the legends of shoe-rerpairing household elves, brownies and other fairy folk who if asked nicely and rewarded afterwards would do the chores as you slept. Or wreck the place if they felt they were not being appreciated.

As this is the Discworld where belief shaspes form and calls abstract ideas into being, when a lot of unanchored belief was slopping around during the events of Hogfather This combined with the foetid imagination and magical talent of the Wizards to bring into being things like

Most, not all, ceased to exist once belief in the Hogfather was restored.