steepholm (steepholm) wrote,
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Let them eat cake

Well, I never knew that until a minute ago - and if it's wrong, please don't tell me! But apparently the Anglo-Saxons call February Sol-monath, i.e. "cake month", because in that month cakes were offered to the gods. This puts the Germanicness of the A-Ss in quite a new light for me, and makes them seem somehow, I don't know, more Bavarian.

I wonder what's on the menu for March? How I'd like to think that Woden shared my fondness for profiteroles...
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