Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: November 29th: The Sons of Saturn and Minerva

Today is the Festival of the Sons of Saturn in Rome.

This festival is for Jupiter, Neptune, & Pluto.

They are all the sons of Saturn, husband of Ops, whose name means sower. Saturn is the God of the Harvest and his Ancient temple was built on the Capitoline Hill of Rome.

All of his sons by Ops became important figures in the eyes of Rome. For instance, Jupiter became the supreme God of Rome’s Pantheon while Neptune was known as the God of the sea itself. Pluto  was known as the God of the Underworld.

 

While these three were being honored by a very big festival…Rome also had an informal observance for Minerva—Goddess of intellect.

 

 

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