‘Io Saturnalia!’ heralds Ancient Roman fest – Main Line

'Io Saturnalia!' heralds Ancient Roman fest
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In fact, it is thought that the exchange, permutatio, of wax candles symbolized Sol Invictus, the unconquered sun, as part of the winter solstice tradition. It appears, however, that by the second century A.D., Brumalia, the winter solstice celebration