Encyclopedia > Ambarvalia

  Article Content

Ambarvalia

Ambarvalia was a Roman agricultural fertility rite held at the end of May. In order to disperse evil, each farmer led his household and one of his animals in a procession around the boundaries of his fields. At the end of the rite the beast was sacrificed. During the procession, prayers would be made to the goddess Ceres.

Other Roman festivals and rites include the Lupercalia and the Saturnalia.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
James Bond

... Casino was a home away from home for many spies operating during WW2, with Portugal operating as a neutral ground during the conflict. Fleming was inspired by ...