Our Lady of Celestial Fire

Festival for Dioscuri and/or Dei Penates

January 27

(Roman) Ancient: a.d. VI. Kal. Feb.
This festival is in honor of the Dioscuri (Gemini), who became savior Gods and were often identified with the Dei Penates. A family’s Penates presided over its cupboard (penus), and their protection would be especially important during the Terror Time. The Dioscuri were treated as the Penates Publici, that is the Penates of the State. [SFC 65.8]