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Of a similar nature -- marking, as Ovid tells us, the completion of the sowing -- was the _feriae sementivae_ or Paganalia, associated with the earth-goddesses, Ceres and Tellus.
At the beginning of the time for seeding and harvesting religious ceremonies were performed to implore the help of their deities: in June for a bountiful harvest, in September for a rich vintage, and in December for the seeding; hence their feriae sementivae, feriae messis, and feri vindimiales.
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