Io, Saturnalia!


The Roman festival of Saturnalia was celebrated from December 17 to December 23, which coincided with the Winter Solstice in the Julian calendar.  During this time, the best of times, Romans ceased all work and celebrated the season.  Most importantly, they offered sacrifices to the God Saturn, who reigned over the Golden AgeThe Saturnalian previously discussed this holiday and its significance to this blog:

The focus of this blog is to provide content that maximizes the appreciation of human expression, hence the name “The Saturnalian.”

Saturnalia was a Roman holiday observed in veneration of the god Saturn at the onset of Winter Solstice.  Historical accounts describe festivals fraught with indulgence and licentiousness alongside displays of  freedom and egalitarianism.  Poet Catullus lauded the holiday as the “best of days.” Lyricist Horace referred to it as “December liberty.”  This blog attempts to recapture the spirit of Saturnalia.  It provides readers a forum to immerse their senses and furnish unfiltered raw reactions.

This moment, December 21, 2016 at 4:44 am CST marks the Winter Solstice. Praise Saturn! May good fortune find us.


The Temple of Saturn, Image:BBC



19 thoughts on “Io, Saturnalia!

  1. He’s just mad because Mr. Trump won. Over at his website he is spreading lies about the Russians stealing the election. As I told Milnes on his site,

    The whole “Russian inspired” or “influenced” BS is purely imaginary. It’s one in a sorry series of excuses by the Clintons why they lost the elections rather than looking at their failed policies and corrupt candidate, or realizing that Mr. Trump and his ideas connected with the voters and can actually do exactly what they set out to, which is make America great again.

    The Clintons tried to steal the election with their biased media, their attempted manipulation of the rules, and their millions of votes by ineligible illegals (especially in California but also in many other states), but none of it could overcome the overwhelming tide of popular support for Donald Trump, the people’s champion. Now they are trying to deligitimize his election with laughable lies about the Russians. Don’t believe them for one second.

    There’s no evidence the Russians even tried to change the outcome of the US election, much less that they succeeded in doing so. Trump won fair and square. Clintonites want to blame the Russians, the FBI, third party candidates…anyone except themselves. But the reality is that President Elect Trump said things a lot of people had been waiting a long time to hear, and they enthusiastically voted for him and overwhelmingly elected him to do exactly what he promised during his campaign. It’s as simple as that and that’s all there is to it.

    There’s not going to be any do-over, not until 4 years from now, when President Trump will win a second term by an even bigger margin. Either jump on board the Trump train and celebrate, get the hell out of the way, or piss and moan on the tracks while that train runs right over you; it’s your choice. What you are not going to do is stop the Trump train!

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