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Happy Lupercalia!

Whatever your plans for Mardi Gras this year, you’re actually giving more than a passing nod to the spring fertility festival of Lupercalia.  Lupercalia (which superseded the even older spring rite known as Februa), celebrates the Roman god Faunus, or … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake: Seize the (Donut) Day

Yup, today is Fat Tuesday; Shrove Tuesday for some, donut day for the rest of us pagans.  In New Orleans they serve a special cake called King Cake, which the French brought as a tasty treat for holidays such as … Continue reading

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