Friday, May 29, 2009

Wheat for Ambarvalia


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This wheat tattoo comes from the Flickrstream of my_new_wintercoat and was created by Rocky at Sideshow Tattoos in Boise, Idaho.

What is Ambarvalia, you ask? It is the ancient Roman festival in honor of Ceres, goddess of all things agricultural. On this day our ancient pagan forefathers and foremothers would ritually walk around fields asking for divine blessings for their crops.

2 comments:

jaz said...

oh wow...i WANT!!! what a great tat!!!!

Livia Indica said...

Hi Jaz! Yeah, it's pretty neat. I think it's the first tattoo of its kind I've ever come across.