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Saturnalia: the Roman celebration full of excesses that gave rise to Christmas

published 12/24/2020


Naked men and women dancing, wine, singing and banquets: such were the Saturnalia festivals of the Roman Empire. During the splendor of the Roman Empire, SaturnOccupied a place in the divine pantheon as the god of agriculture. Anciently, the Greeks identified him as Cronos, the ruling titan of Time. To achieve good harvests, during the