Friday, February 12, 2010

Sauna Sunday - February 14 ~ Lupercalia

Party Time!

In Roman mythology, Lupercus is a god sometimes identified with the Roman god Faunus, who is the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Pan. Lupercus is the god of shepherds. His festival, celebrated on the anniversary of the founding of his temple on February 15, was called the Lupercalia. His priests wore goatskins. The second-century Christian apologist Justin Martyr mentions an image of "the Lycaean god, whom the Greeks call Pan and the Romans Lupercus," nude save for the girdle of goatskin, which stood in the Lupercal, the cave where Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf. There, on the Ides of February, a goat and a dog were sacrificed, and salt mealcakes prepared by the Vestal Virgins were burnt.

Attending: Samir, Zany, Mirri, Croc en Bouche, Pop Kulture Tart, Shez and 2 friends, Mac nan Alba, Kali, Baggage, Fruitbat

Madam Baggage's vestal offerings: Saltcakes, lupine nibbles

Mains: Shez's Lupercaliasticly lickable lusciousness

Salads: Zany's Lusty Lupercalian Salad

Puddings: Pop Kulture Tart's Mango Madness

Drinks: Croc en Bouche will manifest Guinness, Wine by 2 friends, Further liquid refreshments by Mac nan Alba

Kitchen Mistress: Kali

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