Pagan Calendar - September 2008. SCI-FI-LONDON 8 - FILM FESTIVAL. __Welcome to Candlegrove's Ancient Origins of the Holidays__ Saturnalia - A Winter Solstice Ritual. Apollonius Sophistes© 1996 Preface This ritual compresses the Consualia (for Consus, God of the Storage Bin), the Saturnalia (for Saturn, God of Sowing), and the Opalia (for Ops, Goddess of Plenty) into a single festival, a Brumalia, or Winter Solstice (Bruma) ritual.
The Saturnalia Chants are available on a separate page, which may be printed for use in the ritual. The primary sources for this ritual are Macrobius' Saturnalia (Bk. I, Chs. 7, 8, 10, 11) and Scullard's Festivals and Ceremonies of the Roman Republic (pp. 205-7). This ritual is dedicated to the Gods and may be used for any nonprofit purpose, provided that its source is acknowledged. I. Saturnus Image/Simulacrum Saturni Saturnus should be an old, dignified but jovial man; his usual attribute is the sickle. II. Saturnus Image If this is the first time the Saturnus has been used, bind his feet with lengths of yarn and consecrate it; if the Saturnus has already been used, it will still be bound from the last Saturnalia.
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Most are religious holy days, and are linked in some way to the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, the summer solstice is celebrated in December, when the night time is at a minimum and the daytime is at a maximum. Topics covered in this section: Copyright © 1999 to 2011, by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance Originally written: 1999-DEC-03 Latest update: 2011-DEC-02 Author: B.A.