Paganalia (also called Sementivae, Feriae Sementivae or Sementina dies) it was a Roman holiday in honor of Ceres (the goddess of vegetation and fertility) and Tellus (goddess of fertility), so-called sowing festival. Celebrated on February 2. On that day, sacrifices were made in the form of traditional sacrificial cakes, homemade baked goods and a pregnant sow for Ceres and Mater Tellus, thus asking for protection of the crops against birds, ants, cold weather, bad weather, weeds and parasites.
Jaczynowska Maria, Religie świata rzymskiego, Warszawa 1987
Zieliński Tadeusz, Religia Rzeczypospolitej Rzymskiej
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