Wishing you happy Lupercalia Day!
Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed in the city of Rome on February 15, to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February (Februarius) its name…
Photo: Lupercalia most likely derives from lupus-wolf, though both the etymology and its significance are obscure (bronze wolf’s head, 1st century AD)
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