Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays for February 15, 16, 17

February 15th

In Rome we will be celebrating Lupercalia —a festival in honor of Faunus, a Roman aspect of Pan. The festival revolved around purifying the New Year and Fertility magic.

 

Today is sacred to the Norse hero named Sigfrid—who slaughtered Fafner—a mighty dragon.

The story goes something like this….

Sigfred was tricked into killing the dragon by Regin. When the dragon was dying, he told Sigfrid a valuable dragon secret. He said that his blood—the sacred blood of the dragon would allow him to understand the words and language spoken by birds. So, partaking in his blood, Sigfrid understood what the birds were singing about—whispering the treacherous secret that Regin tricked him into killing the Dragon.

So that night, Sigfred drank Regin’s blood while chomping over a fine and hearty dish of Fafner’s heart. Gotta love those Norse.

 

February 16th

Today the Romans will celebrate their Goddess Victoria and Nice.

The Greeks will be throwing a festival in honor of Aphrodite.

And in the year 1509, a man by the name Cornelius Agrippa finished De Occulta Philosophia—one of three books based on Occult Philosophy—in which he gave to Johannes Trithemius.

 

February 17th

Today is the Roman festival Fornicalia—a thanksgiving or corn harvest.

The Celtic Tree Month of Luis ends.

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