May 9th, 2012

Tolkien, artist

Lemuria - An Unusual Roman Holiday

Today is the first day of the three days of Lemuria. General searching for Lemuria usually brings up the mythical land that sank below the oceans, similar in basic scope to the Atlantis myth. But the Romans celebrated Lemuria on May 9, 11 and 13. Yes - three non-contiguous days. How unusual. But the entire holiday is unusual.

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