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Lupercalian Valentine's Day
Whip It Good

Block, Susan
http://www.counterpunch.org/block02112011.html

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/02/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article

The tradition of honoring all-inclusive, natural LUST around February 14 pre-dates classical times when Ancient Romans celebrated the Lupercalia, an archaic festival of the now obscure old shepherd god Lupercus (or perhaps Faunus, the Roman Pan), and a celebration of communal sexuality, purification, fertility, the rush of hormones, the howl of the wolf, the crack of the whip and the coming of Spring.

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