In Roman mythology, Dea Tacita ("the Silent (or Mute) Goddess") was a Goddess of the Dead. In later times, She was equated with the Naiad Larunda. In this guise, Dea Tacita was worshipped at a festival called Larentalia on December 23. Goddesses Mutae Tacitae (Mute Goddesses) were invoked to destroy a hated person. These silent Goddesses are the personification of the terror of obscurity--- Fear - Vogue.it
Feast of Beltane Long ago, Celts celebrated Beltane, which was a calendar feast that welcomed summer. Bonfires figured largely into this celebration, and some activities included dancing around the fire, burning effigies of witches(?), and herding cattle in between bonfires. Fire was seen as a purifying source. In recent years, neopagans have begun to celebrate Beltane once more.