Originally, in pagan religions, the phallus was the cosmogonic symbol of the virile member in erection, to whom rites and prayers were dedicated, and for centuries it was the object of power, taboo, mystery. The term phallus derives from the Latin phallus, from the Greek phallós, to be connected to the Sanskrit root phalati (= to sprout, fruit) or to the root phal (= to swell).
Psychoanalysis has placed it at the center of mental life, and also in language excels: the male sexual organ has 1,047 synonyms (40 more than the vagina), to express the most disparate concepts, from strength , to imbecility.
For the etymology, penis derives from the Latin penis, tail, then virile member, (from pes; see the Vedic Sanskrit pasas, virile member, Greek pésos, Lithuanian písti, coitus) and possesses an uncontrollable and mysterious energy, capable of procreating . According to the ancient grammarian Festus, penis would derive from hanging, because it hangs like a tail.
In the ancient and classical world and then in the Greco-Roman culture, the phallus was considered the origin of life, as it was considered the generator of the seed.
This is the reason for the legend according to which ancient civilizations transformed it into a divinity: for the Babylonians, the god Enki had created the Tigris and the Euphrates with his penis.
The Assyrians and Phoenicians worshiped the god Kmul, a divinity with a huge member, a powerful generator of life.
In biblical Canaan, kings ate the penis of their predecessor to assimilate its power.
The ancient Israelite populations swore by placing their hand on the organ, so much so that the etymology testicles, from the Latin testes, meaning little witnesses, derives from this custom.
Persio, to designate the testicles, used a diminutive of testes (plural), as if to signify the two witnesses of the sexual act (for this use see also the poet Pietro Aretino).
The erect penis was worshiped above all to propitiate fertility: in the Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva there was the linga (stone phallus), venerated to promote the fertility of women; still today the phallus is worshiped in all countries where Hinduism is widespread; the Greeks made the phallus, processions with statues of huge phalluses to increase agricultural crops.
The Romans worshiped the god Priapus, a symbol of fecundity, represented with a large erect phallus (hence priapism, a disease that consists of an uncontrollable erection). Priapus, perhaps a native of the Black Sea, first moved to Greece and then to Rome, where he was confused with the local god Mutinus Tutunus and sometimes even with the god Pan. In Rome, in the appearance of a satyr (Pan), the Lupercals were celebrated. In Roman art, the phallus was often depicted in frescoes and mosaics, generally also placed at the entrance to villas and patrician homes. The erect penis was in fact considered an amulet against envy and the evil eye. Furthermore, the cult of the erect virile member in ancient Rome was very widespread among matrons of patrician extraction to propitiate their fecundity and ability to generate the continuity of the gens. For this reason, the phallus was also used as a jewel to be worn around the neck or arm. Also in Rome, the patrician virgins, before getting married, made a particular prayer to Priapus, so that he would make their wedding night pleasant.
In ancient times there are many traces of the worship of the phallus-penis: the obelisks in Egypt, the monuments of Delos, the phallic constructions of Persia and Phenicia, the towers of Ireland and Scotland, the monoliths of France and Corsica, the stones planted in Cuzco or in the Indies, some Polynesian and Japanese buildings, some Macedonian coins, the Etruscan tombs, the Dolmens in Great Britain, Sardinia, Malta and Spain, the agricultural stones in Puglia, Albania and Greece as well as evidence of the orgiastic religion of Dionysus and in the Bacchanalia. Very little is known about the cult itself. The paintings of the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii, although late reproductions (5 centuries later), give us an idea of the rites. From the phallus derive the representations of the horns of the Mediterranean superstitions (for example in Naples). The phallic cults have survived until today, even if camouflaged in other forms, such as the Festival of the lilies in Nola, the Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio and during the carnival festivities in Florence (see Vasco Pratolini, Chronicles of poor lovers).
For the Greeks and Romans the penis was a symbol of power: in ancient Rome, the size and shape of the penis often facilitated a military career. Furthermore, precisely among the Romans, the penis served as a good luck charm. The fascinum was a phallic amulet against the evil eye to hang on the wrist. Hence the superstitious gesture of “touching” (or touching the horn, in phallic shape) to draw energy. Everything that stands, therefore, seems to be a phallic reference: from the obelisks to the steeples to the towers, to the oath with a raised hand or the Roman salute. This uncontrollable energy was feared by early Christianity, which affirmed the superiority of God over man. Tertullian (150-220) said that during orgasm man loses a part of his soul: an ancient way of conceiving human energy, but also a moral warning. With Catholicism, the phallus, from divinity, became demonic: the penis, for Anselmo d’Aosta is the “devil’s rod”. No organ, said Saint Augustine, is more corrupt than the penis. Thus in the Renaissance Pope Paul IV had the male attributes covered by the elect and damned in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
Fortuna Store is offering you the possibility to re-live the antic roman ritual offering these candles with instructions for:
WHITE: It is indicated to clean bad energies, blockages or everything that may be negatively influencing sexual relations or desire.
BLACK: It is used to break spells or incantations of black magic, as well as works of white magic carried out to try to eliminate sexual desire, block sexual relations or damage the normal development of a man’s sexual life.
RED: It is used in sexual mooring rituals, that is, when we want to attract a certain man in the sexual or erotic field, enhancing his desire for us, attraction and fieryness in intimate relationships. Feelings are not implicit in this type of work.
It is a very used way to dominate this part of man and submission. Write the full name of the person to be mastered, spread with meek lamb oil and oil of hatred, pica pica powder, black salt. Rub it with black salt for 5 minutes asking for what you want. Leave it wrapped in a white cloth for 3 to 7 nights to rest. On a Saturday at midnight, it is preferable to light it on a plate with a lot of black salt at its base. The remains are buried in a dark and damp place.