Last Updated on 2022/10/22
The Roman god Lupercus, sometimes known as Lubercus or Luberkus guarded the harvest, farmers, and herds of wild animals.
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The Romans celebrated his birthday with the Lupercalia on February 15 each year. He was an ancient Italian deity that shepherds worshiped because he encouraged sheep fertility and guarded flocks. Because Lupercus assisted the she-wolf in caring for Romulus and Remus, Lupercalia was a festival that benefited expectant mothers. In Greek mythology, lupercus and the deity Pan are occasionally compared. A version of Lupercus, Faunus, is connected to the Lupercalia event.
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