Lemuria

Nourishing Death

And the ancients closed the temples on these days,

As you see them shut still at the season of the dead.

its a time not suitable for widows or virgins to wed;

She who marries won’t live long.

Ovid, Fasti

Lemuria was an ancient Roman festival which occurred on the odd May numbered days of 9,11 and the 13th, as even numbered days were considered unlucky. This was a time when Roman homes were besieged with their spectral ancestors and steps needed to be taken to appease and exorcise them. Yes, The Beans are once again involved with all manner of high strangeness – want to know more? Start withThe Evils of Beans – Part I. 

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Back to Lemuria. According to Ovid the whole thing started when Romulus killed brother Remus, (you know, the twins who escaped being buried alive and were raised by a she-wolf?

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