Mola Salsa

Mola Salsa

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In ancient Roman religion, mola salsa ("salted flour") was a mixture of coarse-ground, toasted emmer flour and salt prepared by the Vestal Virgins and used in every official sacrifice. It was sprinkled on the forehead and between the horns of animal victims before they were sacrificed, as well as on the altar and in the sacred fire. It was a common offering to the household hearth. Servius describes the substance as pius (perhaps "reverently prepared" in this sense) and castus ("ritually pure").show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135683799
  • 9786135683790