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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.

    The Religion of Ancient Rome Cyril Bailey 1914

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy 1840-1916 1913


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  • Roman festival of sowing, in honor of Tellus (Mother Earth).

    January 9, 2007