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 for Genial gods
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Genial \Gen"ial\, a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See
     Genius.]
     1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or
        production; generative; procreative; productive. "The
        genial bed." --Milton.
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              Creator Venus, genial power of love.  --Dryden.
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     2. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of
        life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and
        inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and
        sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful
        and genial disposition.
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              So much I feel my genial spirits droop. --Milton.
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     3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native;
        natural; inborn. [Obs.]
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              Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. --Sir
                                                    T. Browne.
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     4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher
        nature. [R.]
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              Men of genius have often attached the highest value
              to their less genial works.           --Hare.
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     Genial gods (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside
        over marriage and generation.
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