9 de maig 2018

LEMURALIA

Lemuralia. 9, 11 and 13 May.
The Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast in the religion of ancient Rome during which the Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. The unwholesome spectres of the restless dead, the lemures or larvae were propitiated with offerings of beans. On those days, the Vestals would prepare sacred mola salsa, a salted flour cake, from the first ears of wheat of the season. 

It was the head of the household (Pater familias) who was responsible for getting up at midnight and walking around the house with bare feet throwing out black beans and repeating the incantation: “I send these; with these beans I redeem me and mine" (Haec ego mitto; his redimo meque meosque fabis).

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Los días 9, 11 y 13 de mayo se celebraban las fiestas Lemurias, para conjurar a los Lemures, las almas de los muertos.
La Lemuralia o Lemuria fue una fiesta en la religión de la antigua Roma, en ella los romanos realizaban ritos de exorcismos a los difuntos para impedir que embrujarán sus hogares. Algunos consideran que esta correspondería con la fiesta actual del Día de Difuntos, sin embargo para académicos, su comparación es muy vaga para considerarla su origen directamente como tal.

Durante esta fiesta a los espectros de los muertos inquietos o Larvael se los aplacaba con ofrendas de granos. En esos días, las vestales preparaban una salsa sagrada y un pastel de harina con sal de las primeras espigas de trigo de la temporada.

Los patres familiarum romanos se levantaban a medianoche para realizar una serie de ritos arrojando un puñado de habas negras por la espalda para expulsar a los espíritus de los antepasados golpeando un objeto de bronce y pronunciando determinadas liturgias: "Haec ego mitto; su redimo meque meosque fabis".




Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis!
 Haec ego mitto his redimo meque meosque fabis! 

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Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!
Manes exite paterni!

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