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The gods descend into the theatre

12 Dec 202110h30 – 11h30

All ages

Free admission, subject to prior registration: 

Celebrated in December in honour of Saturn, the god of time and the calendar, the Saturnalia was one of the best-known festivals in Roman times. The Christian tradition of Christmas has its origins in this celebration.

But apart from Saturn, who were the other gods of the Roman pantheon?

In this workshop, we build a planetary system to remember who these gods were, their attributes and their importance in people's daily lives.



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