the alchemist's closet

The Alchemist's Closet Is A Magical Zine Store Catering To The Odd Customer and Specializing In Queer, Trans, Genderqueer, Feminist, Punk & Anarchist Zines.

Today, March 30, was the festival day of Roman goddess Salus, protector of the people and goddess of public welfare. Her symbols were the bowl, the snake, and ears of grain. The festival of Salus was required to be held on a day of peace.

Images: Coins, one bearing Salus’ image; wooden bowl; whipsnake in dry grasses
Sources for images: Wikipedia, Tom’s Workbench, Understanding Italy

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