Tag Archives: Puy de Dôme

A problem and a solution

Every year on the Ides of May, business people in ancient Rome used to draw water from a well adjoining the Porta Capena, then sprinkle it on their wares and the tools of their respective trades. That well has, alas, … Continue reading

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A return to Gaul

Over the years, I’ve been developing a way of travelling that’s a kind of hybrid between pilgrimage and vacation. I go nice places and do things that appeal to me, but there is usually an religious slant to both the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

I thought I’d lay out the reasoning behind the name of the website where I collect my thoughts, analysis, and findings on Gaulish polytheism, viz. http://www.deomercurio.be, which also gives its name to this blog. On the surface, you might be … Continue reading

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