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LUPA LUPANAR LUPERCA LUPERCAL LUPERCALIA LUPERCUS
LUPUS

~ LUPA        in lat A SHE WOLF
~ LUPANAR     in sp HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION
~ LUPERCA     or LUPA
              myth> WIFE OF LUPERCUS
                    A ROMAN DEITY OF FLOCKS AND FERTILITY
              SHE PERFORMED HER TASKS IN THE SHAPE OF A
              SHE WOLF AND FED ROMULUS AND REMUS
~ LUPERCAL    A CAVE ON MOUNT AVENTINE WHERE
              ROMULUS AND REMUS WERE NURSED BY A SHE WOLF
~ LUPERCALIA  hx> FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF PAN     sug> PANIC
                  or LUPERCUS HELD EACH FEBRUARY 15th
              CELEBRATED NEAR THE CAVE or GROTTO OF LUPERCAL
              NEAR THE PALATINE MOUNT TO EXPIATE AND TO PURIFY
              NEW LIFE {spring}  THE FESTIVAL WENT ON TIL 484 AD
              WHEN BISHOP  GELASIUS I   CHANGED LUPERCALIA INTO
              A CHRISTIAN "FEAST OF PURIFICATION"
              sug> LENT  SHROVE TUESDAY            see> CARNIVAL
              note DURING LUPERCALIA A DOG AND GOATS WERE
              SACRIFICED TO PAN WHO WAS IN PART A DOG or GOAT
              TWO YOUTHS WERE ANOINTED WITH THE BLOOD AND RAN
              ROUND THE CITY WITH THONGS CUT FROM THE SACRIFICED
              GOATS IN THEIR HANDS CALLED FEBRUA
              lat FEBRUARE  = TO PURIFY and
                  FEBRUATUS   DAY OF PURIFICATION
                  FEBRUARIUS  FEBRUARY or MONTH OF PURIFICATION
              see> LUSTRUS for more
              NOW LUPERCALIA IS CELEBRATED AS VALENTINE DAY 
              SAINT VALENTINE WAS CLUBBED TO DEATH ON
              FEBRUARY 14th 269 AD
              BOTH FEASTS CALL FOR LOVE             sug> FECUNDITY
~ LUPERCUS    myth> ROMAN DEITY PROTECTOR OF FLOCKS AGAINST WOLVES
                    AND PROMOTOR OF FERTILITY AMONG SHEEP
              hx> A FRIEND OF THE YOUNGER PLINY
                  also ROMAN GRAMMARIAN CONTEMPORARY OF CLAUDIUS
~ LUPUS       lat = WOLF
              LUPINE DENOTES SPIKES
              med> LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS IS A SEVERE IMMUNE DISEASE
        

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