Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February (Februarius) its name. Valentines Day?
Unknown Artist - Spotted Satyr. Tags: satyrs, mythological creatures,
Fauno dios romano, patrono y habitante de los bosques, las llanuras y los campos.
Norman Lindsay... Vision ...pen & ink drawings... a journal 1923...part 1
n Greek mythology, Nemesis (Greek, Νέμεσις), also called Rhamnousia/Rhamnusia ("the goddess of Rhamnous") at her sanctuary at Rhamnous, north of Marathon, was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the deities). Another name was Adrasteia, meaning "the inescapable." The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge. The name Nemesis is related to the Greek word νέμειν [némein], meaning "to give what is due".
Satyr, Jardin du Luxembourg
The origins of Pan are vague but most accounts say he is the son of Hermes and nymph.