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Naughty or Nice?

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Image: St Nikolaus and Krampus pay a visit, Austrian newspaper, 1896.

Previously, I’ve written about February’s kinky little secret. But Lupercalia is not the only day of the year to have spanking connotations.

December the 6th is St Nicholas’ Day, which commemorates a 4th century Christian bishop, who was famed for giving secret gifts. This custom was ultimately to give rise to the idea of Santa Claus, whose name comes from the Dutch for St Nicholas: Sinterklaas.

But what’s really interesting are the characters that folklore has created to accompany St Nicholas on his morality travels. We all know the good saint rewards the children who’ve been good, but for every carrot there has to be a stick, and European folk tradition seems to have had no problems at all dreaming up terrifying stick wielders…

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A timely reminder of what happens to the naughty…

Naughty or Nice?

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Image: St Nikolaus and Krampus pay a visit, Austrian newspaper, 1896.

Previously, I’ve written about February’s kinky little secret. But Lupercalia is not the only day of the year to have spanking connotations.

December the 6th is St Nicholas’ Day, which commemorates a 4th century Christian bishop, who was famed for giving secret gifts. This custom was ultimately to give rise to the idea of Santa Claus, whose name comes from the Dutch for St Nicholas: Sinterklaas.

But what’s really interesting are the characters that folklore has created to accompany St Nicholas on his morality travels. We all know the good saint rewards the children who’ve been good, but for every carrot there has to be a stick, and European folk tradition seems to have had no problems at all dreaming up terrifying stick wielders…

In the image above, the good Saint Nick is rather incongruously accompanied by Krampus, a nightmarish figure who is half-demon, half-goat – the goat aspect probably originating from pre-Christian Alpine folklore. Needless to say, he carries a switch to spank any delinquents.

Different regions have their own characters, in France the spanker is Père_Fouettard, (literally Father Whipper), a dark, sinister, unkempt man who carries many rods and canes and switches in his bundle of sticks. In Germany, the dishevelled flogger is a raggedy man called Belsnickel, (from the German to whack). And in the Netherlands, the birch-wielding assistant is the controversially black-faced Zwarte Piet.

So many regions of Europe do seem to have folk traditions that associate this time of year with the threat of a sore bottom.

So, have you been naughty or have you been nice this year?

If you have anything to confess, you know where to post it.

You might even get the good hard spanking you deserve…

Lupercalia

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It’s three years to the day since I first posted this story of discipline, discovery and Latin homework. It’s still one of my favourites, I think newcomers to this blog will enjoy it.

Wishing you all a very happy Lupercalia!

Lupercalia

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It’s three years to the day since I first posted this story of discipline, discovery and Latin homework. It’s still one of my favourites, I think newcomers to this blog will enjoy it.

Wishing you all a very happy Lupercalia!

If you have someone special in your life, you are blessed. Tell them how
much you love them, then show just how much, by baring their bottom and
spanking them pink. Or send them this post and be waiting ready for a good
spanking when they’ve finished.

Valentine’s Kinky Secret

If you have someone special in your life, you are blessed. Tell them how
much you love them, then show just how much, by baring their bottom and
spanking them pink. Or send them this post and be waiting ready for a good
spanking when they’ve finished.

Valentine’s Kinky Secret

Lupercalia

Today seems a perfect time to repost this…

Something caught Jenny’s eye. She stopped and squinted into the brightly lit case as her classmates milled past her. Inside was what looked like a thin leather strap, discoloured black and desiccated by age. Had the object been intact it would have been as long as her forearm, but instead it lay broken in 4 unequal lengths. Curiosity piqued, her eyes scanned the caption card beside it.

FEBRUA
Leather (likely goat hide)  ~140 BC.
Found: Tiburi (now Tivoli), central Italy, 1855.

“Believed to be a flogging whip, intended for the purification and fertility rites of the festival of Lupercalia. Celebrated annually, beginning on the Ides (the 13th) and climaxing on the 15th of February, these purgative rituals held such significance in the Roman calendar that the month of Februarius was named after them. Although Lupercalia was a fertility rite, scholars believe its proximity to the contemporary St Valentine’s Day (the 14th) is purely coincidental.”

Jenny quivered. Recently, she’d become a reluctant expert on the subject of flogging. Only yesterday she’d neglected to do her Latin homework, and been kept behind after school to finish it. And the school rules were very clear, pupils who missed an assignment would find themselves completing it – whilst sitting on a sore spanked bottom…

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Lupercalia

Today seems a perfect time to repost this…

Something caught Jenny’s eye. She stopped and squinted into the brightly lit case as her classmates milled past her. Inside was what looked like a thin leather strap, discoloured black and desiccated by age. Had the object been intact it would have been as long as her forearm, but instead it lay broken in 4 unequal lengths. Curiosity piqued, her eyes scanned the caption card beside it.

FEBRUA
Leather (likely goat hide)  ~140 BC.
Found: Tiburi (now Tivoli), central Italy, 1855.

“Believed to be a flogging whip, intended for the purification and fertility rites of the festival of Lupercalia. Celebrated annually, beginning on the Ides (the 13th) and climaxing on the 15th of February, these purgative rituals held such significance in the Roman calendar that the month of Februarius was named after them. Although Lupercalia was a fertility rite, scholars believe its proximity to the contemporary St Valentine’s Day (the 14th) is purely coincidental.”

Jenny quivered. Recently, she’d become a reluctant expert on the subject of flogging. Only yesterday she’d neglected to do her Latin homework, and been kept behind after school to finish it. And the school rules were very clear, pupils who missed an assignment would find themselves completing it – whilst sitting on a sore spanked bottom…

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Venus and Cupid

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Image: Venus Whipping Cupid with Roses, Giovanni Luigi Valesio

Today is the Ides of February.

Did you know that long before the modern world chose Valentine’s Day as its designated day of love, there was the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia?
Did you know that it began on the Ides (the 13th) and climaxed on the 15th of February, and consisted of purification and fertility rites that held such significance in the Roman calendar that the month of Februarius was named after them?

Although Lupercalia was a fertility rite, scholars believe its proximity to the contemporary St Valentine’s Day is purely coincidental. And that is why Venus is spanking Cupid in a 17th century woodcut. It depicts the echoes of half-remembered rituals still reverberating.

If you have someone special in your life, you are blessed. Tell them how much you love them, then show how much, by baring their bottom and spanking them pink. Or send them this post and be waiting ready for a spanking when they get home.

You’ll be reviving a tradition that goes back over 2000 years. Spanking is love. A warm bottom and a contented heart. Such is the wisdom of the ancients.

And if you need any further inspiration, lend me your imagination, and I’ll tell you a story

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