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Many people participate in these rituals today without even knowing about their origin. Let's find out what it's all about so that we are able to enlighten our friends.
|Turning into a lycanthrope: Zeus turning Lycaon into a wolf, engraving by Hendrik Goltzius.|
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It derives from a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman, pastoral annual festival that was observed in the City of Rome on February 15th (or between the 13th and 15th).
It was to avert "evil spirits" [Buddhist asuras, yakshas?] and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.
Lupercalia was also called Dies Februatus, purified (literally "Februated Day") after the "instruments of purification" or "instruments for purging" called februum, which give the month of February (Februarius) its name. More
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