This year the Maynard JCL celebrated the great
holiday Saturnalia. Saturnalia originated in Rome
around 133-131 B.C.E, and was a festival to celebrate
Saturn (Kronos). Now this might seem strange because
the first thing we think of when we hear Saturn is that he
ATE HIS CHILDREN, not happy, celebratory festivals.
However, apparently the Romans worshiped him as an
agricultural god, and used Saturnalia to remind
themselves that the light and life of the planting season
would come again soon.
At our celebration we had an abundance of food,
dace-offs, games such as the "Can You Stab the Julius"
game, and even a round of Cartamen! Though it may not
have been as wild as may Roman parties, we had a
fantastic time! Io Saturnalia Omnes!