8 February 2006

The Truth about Valentines Day.

What we now know as "Valentines Day" was the eve before an ancient Roman festival called "Lupercalia" the festival of Lupercus the god of fertility. It was dedicated to the Goddess Juno the queen of the Gods and patron of marriage. The name of the day was changed later and attributed to a Christian Saint.

On this day girls wrote their names in jars and the boys picked one out. The two were then paired for the duration of the Lupercalia festival, and this often resulted in lasting relationships. Sounds like fun, a bit like spin the bottle. Of course later Christians had to spoil it by replacing the girls names with the names of Saints.

The thread title is a link to Witchologys page on the subject if you’d like to read more, blessed be!


Spicy Cauldron said...

Nice write-up! x

Raven said...

It figures that the Christians stole Valentine's Day too, they've taken over almost all of our holidays.

Anonymous said...

Some good points that I am always arguing with people. Have you noticed how they have been brainwashed to believe that only they, (who have conquered other indigenous people, killing them, stealing their lands and other atrocities)have the only true religion?