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The Roman-Italic rituals and their sources

The Report of Societas Hesperiana pro Culto Deorum, for 16th ECER Congress, Rome 2018

The Triple Exile:

As we all know, after the doomed and execrable Second Edict of Theodosius, in the year 392 c.e., private (communitarian and domestic) rituals were banned in the entire territory of the Western Roman Empire. Terrible persecutions punished all who continued to honor the Gods and the Ancestors in all the territories of nowadays Italy. Anyway, we know from historical sources and because of the persistence of many ritual acts in rural Italy that many fellow gentiles continued to perform rituals during the long centuries of oppression. Continue reading The Roman-Italic rituals and their sources