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Carnal Carnival Carnation Momus Mardi Gras Lupercalia Lupus
Engraved before 1811 from an original in the then Museum Pio Clemens in Rome (Click for details)
Esculapius (Medicine) between Mercury (Merchants) and the Graces (Medicine, Hygiene and Panacea)
Esculapius dealt with Patients - Merchants make deals with Clients

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CARNIVAL <> MARDI GRAS convey ideas entangled with
LUPERCALIA 
SATURNALIA and
EASTRE leading to 
EASTER RAMADAN PASCH PASSOVER 

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CARNIVAL relates to CARNE LEVARE 
(leave and carnal pleasures) or
CARNE VALE (leave levity flesh) or
MARDI GRAS (Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday)   
These festivities convey ideas of 
erotica and unusual license with 
mocking and carnal liberties - 
culminating on 
SHROVE TUESDAY to be followed by 
LENT or in Spanish
CUARESMA or forty days of 
PURIFICATION even FASTING 
which fits the ideas in 
FEBRUARY which stands as the month of 
PURIFICATION or in Christian terms 
a period to prepare for 
EASTER

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LUPERCALIA (Lupa = she wolf, bitch)
is a spring feast honoring 
PAN and 
LUPERCUS as fertility Deities 

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SATURNALIA is a forerunner of CHRISTMAS, 
it was the merriest Roman festival held
December 17 to 23

ALL WORK WAS STOPPED 
CRIMINALS COULD NOT BE PUNISHED
SLAVES WERE GIVEN FREEDOM 

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MOMUS is the King of Carnival 
and acted as a 
MIMIC who 
MOCKED everything 
He set the tone to Carnival.

MOMUS was the son of 
CHAOS and 
NYX or 
NIGHT and the sib of 
NEMESIS 
NECESITAS and 
THANATOS (Death) which are elements 
abundantly present during Carnival. 
In any case, many people view
CARNIVAL as a MOMIC MOLESTATION.

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Carnival ends after 
SHROVE TUESDAY or FAT TUESDAY or  MARDI GRAS
calculated on the basis of the first full moon after 
VERNAL EQUINOX as a mark to fix the time for 
EASTER PASCH RAMADAN - a schema adopted by 
Christians after the Council of Nicaea of 325 AD 
to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Concerted efforts to erase tenacious Pagan 
traditions have somewhat failed - Saturnalia, 
Lupercalia plus 
EASTRE or EOSTRA 
a Spring feast for resurging life survive in 
EASTER

Lupercalia survives as St. Valentine's day 
EASTRE or EOSTRA (Estrogen) the spring festival 
for resurging life survives in 
EASTER as a mark of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

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More ideas befitting  Carnival <> Mardi Gras
Carnation <> Fleshy flower
Lupa <> She wolf, bitch
Lupanar <> House of prostitution (Spanish)
Lupus <> A disease that can devour or wolf a patient
Lupercalia <> Became Saint Valentine's day 
Momus <> Mime, Mimic 
Saturn <> Saturday 
Saturday <> Sabath
Saturate <> Impregnante
Saturnia <> Also known as Lues (Syphilis)
Eostra <> Estrogen, a source of life

For roots, history, mythology, poetry ... 
explore the links shown below 

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Carnival 
<> | Carnal, Carnation ... |
Momus
<> | Mimic, Mime, Mock ... |
Saturnalia
<> | Saturated, Impregnanted, Saturday |
Lupercalia
<> | Lupercalia, Lupus |

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