This was posted on Facebook by Church Militant. I liked it because it’s true. I’ve seen a lot of bitching this year on Facebook by Pagans bemoaning all the commercialism attached to Valentine’s Day and the fact that they feel left out because they did not properly budget for this year. Those aren’t really their words, but that’s the basic gist. What they said was “Whine, whine, whine, bitch, bitch, bitch, moan, moan, moan.” If you’re a Pagan, you really shouldn’t care about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Instead, you should be focused on celebrating Lupercalia! All you need to do on Lupercalia is fuck and fuck and fuck some more! If you’re really going to be fun, get out your play toys and beat some fertility into each other. Which brings us to the lovely Aphrodite, one of the patronesses here at the Barbed Pentacle.
Evidently, Cupid is a very bad boy and Aphrodite is a heavy-handed MILF, at least according to classical art.
This picture is like a reverse pinata–blindfold the kid and beat him with a stick.
The greeting card companies never market cards with Cupid on it that say, “Pray that Cupid isn’t mischievous this year and sets you up with a psychopath” because that’s one of the fucked up things that Cupid likes to do for fun.
Often Ares or Mars, Aphrodite’s long-time lover, gets in on the action.
Sometimes, though, Aphrodite and Cupid gang-up on Ares.
It’s like if Rapunzel were in to flagellation! Ares looks like he’s smiling.
However, the MILF always gets what she deserves in the end.
The ways of exploring the relationship between Aphrodite, Cupid, and Ares are endless. If you want to go the S&M route, roses are a good choice to use as an implement, as are arrows. Field arrows aren’t very expensive and offer lots of options. The shaft can be used like a rod or cane on a willing sacrifice, the fletching is nice for tickling, and the point, well, it has all kinds of possibilities. If Love hasn’t been kind to you, you can always beat it. The ancients were fond of creating sculptures and such to represent deities and ideas. If the harvest was poor or some sort of natural disaster occurred, the sculptural representative received the physical brunt of the supplicants’ displeasure. There’s no reason not to continue this tradition. At the very least, it’ll be fun and make you feel better.
What will I be doing for Lupercalia? I’m going to wear red and let the Big Bad Wolf eat me up!
My theory is that the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” is a vague carry over from ancient Lupercalian celebrations. I haven’t done any research toward substantiating my theory yet, but maybe one day.
Looking for something to read on Lupercalia? Try Tonia Brown’s Devouring Milo. I’ll admit, I haven’t gotten very far in the book yet because I’ve been thankfully too busy blessedly spreading my fingers as a sexy word whore, but what I read was fantastically gory.
These folks know how to suck your titties:
Mystic Artisans: https://www.facebook.com/mysticartisans
Passion And Soul: http://passionandsoul.com/
Help with the project: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/more-shibari-you-can-use
Tonia Brown: www.thebackseatwriter.com
Quadrivium Supplies: http://www.quadrivium-supplies.com/
Hyperdreams Interactive Stories: http://www.hyperdreams.com/