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Missed St. Valentine's Day? Don't fret...

On February 15 in ancient Rome, a festival known as the Lupercalia (Feast of the Wolf) was celebrated to honor the god Lupercus and to mark the beginning of Spring.  The festival, which was a rustic ritual of both purification and fertility magic, also included the sacrifice of goats and dogs to the god Faunus (identified by classical writers as the horned goat-god Pan).  During the orgiastic festival, young men would choose their sexual partners by drawing the names of young women out of a bowl.


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