“When Valentine's Day looms on the horizon, many people start thinking about love. Did you know that the modern Valentine's Day, although named for a martyred saint, actually has its roots in an early Pagan custom?
This month has long been associated with love and romance, going back to the days of early Rome. Back then, February was the month in which people celebrated Lupercalia, a festival honoring the birth of Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of the city. As Lupercalia evolved and time went on, it morphed into a festival honoring fertility and the coming of spring. According to legend, young women would place their names in an urn. Eligible men would draw a name and the couple would pair off for the rest of the festival, and sometimes even longer. As Christianity progressed into Rome, the practice was decried as Pagan and immoral, and done away with by Pope Gelasius around 500 C.E. Recently there's been some scholarly debate about the existence of the Lupercalia lottery–and some people believe it may not have existed at all–but it's still a legend that brings to mind ancient matchmaking rituals perfect for this time of year!”- Excerpt from ThoughtCo, photography by Krist Mort.
I LOVE Valentine’s Day. What are your thoughts on it? -Dixie (@witchvoid)
Changed the background for the threads 👀 also, if any of you try astral projection, let me know how it goes in the comments or DM! 👇🏻 *i didn’t have time today to make a new thread, so this post was previously shown on my old account, no sleep threads*