Our Lady of Celestial Fire

Festival of Consualia

August 21

(Roman) Ancient: XII Kal. Sept.
Consus is a god of the harvested grain and its storage (cf. condo, to store, preserve, etc.); on this day the harvest-home is celebrated by a sacrifice at His underground altar: when the earth is removed from the altar He is given burnt first-fruit offerings. Working horses and asses are hung with garlands, given a day of rest, and honored by horse races etc. Consus is associated with Ops (Goddess of Plenty), who has a festival four days later (as She also does after Consus’ autumn sowing festival).