Falacer, or more fully dīvus pater falacer, was an ancient Italic god, according to Varro.[1] Hartung[2] is inclined to consider him an epithet of Jupiter, since falandum, according to Festus, was the Etruscan name for "heaven."

Although his origin is obscure, he was at one time considered important enough to have his own flamen.[3]

His name may appear in the name of the city of Falacrine (Latin: Falacrīnum or Phalacrīna). The name also has a correlation with Falerii and the Falisci, and so it has been suggested that Falacer may have been the eponymous ancestor of these ancient tribes.[4]


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSchmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Falacer". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 132.


  1. ^ de L. L. v. 84, vii. 45
  2. ^ Die Religion der Römer ii. p. 9
  3. ^ Forsythe, Gary (2005). A Critical History of Early Rome (PDF). University of California Press. p. 137. ISBN 0-520-22651-8. Retrieved Feb 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Falacer". novaroma.org. Retrieved Feb 26, 2019.