Monday, January 13, 2014

A Very Old Pagan Custom

If anyone does what many do on the first day of January, that is to say, goes around in the costume of a stag or a calf (which still remains from pagan custom), he must do penance for three years, because this is demoniacal.

--Burgundian Penitential (c. 700)

Pictures are by Charles Fréger, taken in various parts of Europe in 2010.

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