Many of us in the western world celebrated (or lamented) Valentine’s Day yesterday, that annual rite of socially-determined romance. You may have heard about this holiday’s surprising connections to the ancient Roman holiday of Lupercalia. Yet how many know the details of how V Day began as a Bronze Age rite celebrating the primordial power of the wolf?
- The History of the Valentine (education.com)
- The REAL Valentine’s Day (urbanintell.com)
- Lupercalia and Passion (alchemywisdom.wordpress.com)