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Lupercalia's so much more amazing than that though because it was also sort of their valentine's day. Men would run around in nothing but a wolf skin, smacking any woman in the street with a wooden branch because it drove out evil spirits and promoted fertility. Just imagine a swarm of naked roman youths going around, shouting and smacking people of all ages with sticks. This amuses me for some reason.
Eld's easy, Elder.
Vernalia's a bit trickier to pin down. Not due to etymology, though. "Vernal" refers to the Vernal equinox, and the -nalia root brings to mind "Saturnalia," a Roman Winter solstice feast of merriment, gift giving, (and, being the Romans, weird butt stuff) and the precursor of many of the traditions observed around Christmas. What gets me is that this is a holiday naming scheme predating most empires, and one not typically attached to the Spring Solstice from what I can tell. Just how far back do the roots of this messed-up town go?
THIS is the worst surprise party ever.