This day, in ancient Rome, was the Feast Day of Cerialia, the feast of Ceres who was much loved by the people. White robes were worn by all and hospitality was exchanged. Offerings of spelt, salt and incense were made.
Now, I want you to close your eyes and imagine this as it is the strangest of the strange, a habit that is almost beyond imagining, they let loose foxes with burning torches tied to their tails. How very bizarre. I am constantly amazed at the cruelty that mankind inflicts upon poor creatures. This practice would seem to belong more to the land of storybooks where perhaps a bold race of foxes would emerge from forests with fire issuing from their tails and a dramatic battle of good against evil would ensue. Well, there's one for my notebook.