Roman Reconstructionists

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Roman Reconstructionists

This group is for those that are attempting to practice Roman Polytheism, or Religio Romana. We strive to bring the Roman gods into the modern world.

Location: Outside
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2017

The Reason For This Group

I believe that pagan sites should have a wide range of different pagan 'religions' then just the most popular. So when I was looking, and found there was no Roman group, I decided to found this one. Now I do practice Religio Romana, even though I'm just a beginner, and I feel that there might be those out there that want a place to come and talk to others about their religion, the Roman Gods, and how they practice in the modern world.

Now what is Religio Romana? Religio Romana is the worship of the Roman gods and goddess as close to how the Ancient Romans practiced as possible. This was one of many religions that were attacked by the church when they were going through the conversion of the Roman Empire. We use primary and secondary sources, though we do modernize somethings. We honor Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, and many others. There are some debate about weather you can be Christian and still worship the gods.

I personally don't have a problem with this and I'm not here to judge you if you do. This group is non-judgmental and will not ask you if you still practice your former faith. As for me I'm not pretending to be a Roman, who wears Roman clothes during a ritual and doesn't believe in what I'm doing. I wear regular clothes and believe in the Roman gods and their beliefs, though not all of them. Also, I'm not connected to Nova Roma.

While I do like what Nova Roma has done, I view them as people pretending to be Romans and not believing in the gods, though they spend a ton of time trying to get the ritual right. I do adopt their calender for my use but that's because the calender is available to all. That's the only problem that I have with Nova Roma. I hope that you enjoy it here and may Vesta watch over you and your family.

Discussion Forum

Introductions

Started by BlackRaven. Last reply by Jeffery Larson Apr 19, 2016. 5 Replies

Come on here and introduce yourself. Would love to hear about who you are, how long you've been practicing, and so on.Continue

June's Calendar

Started by BlackRaven Jun 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Here's June's Calendar. Thanks for being patient with me.June 1: Juno Moneta           Mars           Tempestatibus           CarnaJune 2: NothingJune 3: BellonaJune 4: Hercules Magno CustodiJune 5:…Continue

May's Calendar

Started by BlackRaven Jun 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Sorry about this not being up when it was suppose to be.May 1: Floralia (Day 5)          Maia          Bona Dea          LemuriaMay 2: Floralia (Day 6, Final Day)May 3: NothingMay 4: NothingMay 5:…Continue

April's Calendar

Started by BlackRaven Mar 15, 2013. 0 Replies

This is the calendar for next month, April. I decided to post this early because we are nearing the end of the month.April 1: VeneraliaApril 2: NothingApril 3: NothingApril 4: Megalesia (Day 1)April…Continue

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Comment by BlackRaven on June 22, 2013 at 5:44pm

Barbatus, welcome. So I have last month's calender up as well as this months. At the end of this month I'll put up next month's calender.

Comment by BlackRaven on April 6, 2013 at 3:06pm

Welcome MarcusAgrippa. Sorry about not coming on when you joined, I was just so tired.

Comment by MarcusAgrippa on April 1, 2013 at 6:57pm

Just starting out here but with a great interest in European paganism and the history of Rome and it mythos.  Ave Roma!

Comment by BlackRaven on March 19, 2013 at 3:15pm

Today is the first day of the Quinquatria. Below is a description of the festival.

A celebration sacred to Mars. The Salii (priests of Mars) dance in the comitium (attended by the pontiffs and the symbolic representatives of the army — the tribuni celerum), and the sacred arma ancilia are purified. In this sense, it is a ritual preparation for the season's coming military campaigns. The celebration of Mars lasts for five days. The 19th of Martius is also sacred to Minerva, goddess of handicrafts, doctors, teachers, artists, and more.

Comment by BlackRaven on March 17, 2013 at 1:59pm

Today is the final day of the Procession of the Argei. Today is also Liberalia and Agonalia. I'll include info below for each festival.

Liberalia

The celebration of Liber Pater, an old Italian god of both fertility and wine. He is associated with the Greek Dionysus. Old women, acting as priestesses of Liber Pater, wear ivy weaths and displaying cakes (libia) made of oil and honey. They would sacrifice these cakes to Liber Pater for the passersby. A later development included the goddess Libera (as a counterpart to the male Liber); the two split jurisdiction over the female and male seed respectively. A rustic ceremony, a large phallus was carted around the countryside to encourage fertility and protect the crops from evil, after which a wreath was placed upon it by a virtuous matron.

Agonalia

Celebrated on IX Januarius, XVII Martius, XXI Maius, and XI December. The rex sacrorum sacrifices a ram at the Regia in Roma. It honors Janus, Liber Pater, Vediovius, and Sol Indiges, respectively. The Agonalia on XVII Martius was the day young boys were usually initiated into manhood by donning their adult togas.

Comment by BlackRaven on March 16, 2013 at 2:27pm

Today is the Procession of the Argei, which is today and tomorrow. Below is a description of the festival.

On this day a procession goes to the shrines of the Argei; they were brought to twenty-seven special shrines throughout the four Servian regions of Roma in a preparatory rite. The argei themselves are human-shaped bundles of rushes that are thrown into the river later in the year (the Argeis in Maius). It is held from the 16th to the 17th of Martius.

Comment by BlackRaven on March 15, 2013 at 11:02am

Today is Anna Perenna, which is a festival that's sacred to Jupiter.

This day was sacred to Annae Perena, the personification of the succession of the years. Represented as an old woman, her worship is celebrated by both men and women who engage in much revelry, dancing, and drinking as many cups of wine as the number of years they pray to live. Public prayers and sacrifice are also offered to ensure a prosperous coming year. It is an uninhibited day of frolic for most people.

Comment by BlackRaven on March 15, 2013 at 10:58am

Yesterday was the festival of Equirria, which occurred last month. It honors Mars as well as other deities and it's a horse racing festival.

Comment by BlackRaven on March 8, 2013 at 1:22pm

Yesterday was the Nones of Martius, which celebrates Jupiter's underworld aspect.

Comment by BlackRaven on March 6, 2013 at 8:25am

I'm going to be posting the calender, not the one that I've already posted, on the page section. I want to make the discussion section to be open.

 

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