Lupercalia was an ancient Roman festival that was attended annually on February 15. A group of priests called the Luperci managed this festival. Although the roots of the festival are unclear, it has hinted the connection with an ancient goddess who protected herds from wolves and with the mythical she-wolf who nurtured Romulus and Remus (“Lupercalia”). Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. They later founded a town on the place where they had been rescued. When Romulus made a city wall, Remus hopped over it and was murdered by his brother. (“Romulus and Remus”). The festival is also correlated with the god Faunus. Each Lupercalia started with sacrifices by the Luperci of goats and a dog then sacrificial feast was next (“Lupercalia”).


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