Boats at the conference, part four…

The Isidis Navigium, or Festival of Isis of the Ships was celebrated between 5th and 8th March throughout the late Roman empire. It was a joyous festival, marked by processions, dancing and feasts.
This festival, and a vision of Isis, are described in Apuleius’ 4th-century novel, The Golden Ass. The festival has survived in various forms, including Carnival, down the centuries and is still celebrated by Pagans today. Here is an image of Isis, as described by Apuleius, from a historic edition of The Golden Ass. 
Come and celebrate the Isidis Navigium with us at the conference at Penstowe.

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