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Cerialia

So, we are in the midst of the the ancient Roman festival for Ceres. This festival in Rome usually lasted about a week, but I’ll probably be doing my ritual on the 19th, since Ovid mentions that as being the … Continue reading

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Io Saturnalia! A ritual

Originally posted on Temple of Athena the Savior:
Yesterday was the first day of the Roman festival of Saturnalia, the holiday from which most Christmas traditions are taken. It was the most popular Roman holiday, and all business was suspended…

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Info About Saturnalia From “Classical Living”

The following is selections about Saturnalia from the December chapter of Classical Living: Reconnecting with the Rituals of Ancient Rome: Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Celebrations, and Rites for Every Month of the Year by Frances Bernstein, Ph.D. Saturnalia, of course, is … Continue reading

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GMC: Neptunalia

This festival is one celebrating Neptune, from Classical Living: Reconnecting with the Rituals of Ancient Rome: Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Celebrations, and Rites for Every Month of the Year by Frances Bernstein, Ph.D. It takes place in July, but I thought … Continue reading

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A Hymn for the Vertumnalia

I told you I tend to write these a little bit late. Anyway. ——— Lady of the Apple, Protector of Orchards and Gardens Fair ruddy-cheeked Pomona, I pray to You now She Who carries the pruning shears And Whose skirts … Continue reading

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Vertumnalia, Agricultural Gods, and the Homestead

So today is the Vertumnalia, the Roman festival of Vertumnus and Pomona. I have not done as much preparation as I would like. Too often I end up writing rituals the day of a festival, and then I have them … Continue reading

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Roman Festivals in July and August

I got a book this month that I had ordered a while back. It was actually one that I used to own, but after a couple bouts of homelessness and several moves, I have pared down my belongings quite a … Continue reading

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