Valentine's Day = Lupercalia

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Valentine's Day = Lupercalia
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Mon, 02-15-2010 - 2:30am

♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥


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I feel a bit strange seeing as how this is my frist post here on the Path, but I came across some interesting information today and thought it would be cool to share.


I may sound like a totaly newbie right now, but I didn't realize that Valentine's Day was another one of the many borrowed/Christianized holidays.


Valentine's Day was the church's solution to the Roman festival of Lupercalia that honored the fertility god Faunus, also known as Lupercus, "One who wards off the wolf." A full article about this can be read here- one of my favorite sites. Another article I came upon looked further into

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Mon, 02-15-2010 - 2:41pm
Thank you! That was interesting! :))


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Gypsy

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