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A Better Version Of Valentine: The Lupercalia

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This article was written by (and has been reposted with permission from) the House of Darcsong, professional and lifestyle players within the Fetish community with over 20 years of experience.

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Hello Folks. Loki here!

This Friday many of you, as well as the people that you know, are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones with all the well known events. Dinner, chocolate, gifts and bouts of raunchy lovemaking.

Now while that is all well and fun, I prefer this…

You see, folks, Valentine’s Day has a more raunchier past. The Lupercalia.

It was a major celebration and fertility holiday from Ancient Rome that honored the god Faunus and also the twins, Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

The main part of the celebrations came after the sacrifices of a dog and of a couple of goats. The goats were used to invoke fertility in a very interesting way. After the sacrifice, the goat’s skins were cut into strips forming whips, or floggers. The Priest than ran throughout the streets of Rome, where women were waiting to have their open palms struck with the whips for good luck with fertility and childbearing. Later, at the end of the day, their names would be placed in jars and men would choose to see who they would be paired with for the rest of the celebrations.

I recall reading somewhere that,over the course of time, the women of Rome tended to get a bit bold when it came to receiving the lashes. Exposing more than just their palms for the strokes.

Of course when Rome became Christian, many of these traditions had to go. They were altered to fit the more chaste version that we know has Valentine’s Day.

Personally, I like the original. And not just because I happen to be an S&M’er. I mentioned that this year has been one the best ones for beginnings. The Lupercalia is part of that.

Fertility comes in many shapes and forms. It does not just have to be just for childbirth. It could be fertility in business, relationships, employment, or education.

While I am taking Lady Darksong out for the evening, we won’t be able to attend one of the local BDSM events due to the weather. Still, there will be lashings occurring this week! I am in need of a lot of good luck with the fertility of many ventures.

Not to leave out the joy of flogging my wife, of course! :-)

Oh and before I forget. Here is the link to one of the many definitions of The Lupercalia.

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/imbolcfebruary2/p/Lupercalia.htm

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