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Saturnian vs. Saturnalia — What's the Difference?

Saturnian vs. Saturnalia — What's the Difference?

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Saturnian

Of or relating to the planet Saturn or to its supposed astrological influence.
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Saturnalia

Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival and holiday in honour of the god Saturn, held on 17 December of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through to 23 December. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves as it was seen as a time of liberty for both slaves and freedmen alike.
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Saturnian

(Archaic) Of or relating to the god Saturn or his reign.
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Saturnalia

A period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence; a period of unrestrained revelry.
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Saturnian

(poetry) Saturnian
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Saturnalia

The festival of Saturn, celebrated in December, originally during one day, but afterward during seven days, as a period of unrestrained license and merriment for all classes, extending even to the slaves.
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Saturnian

(poetry) Saturnian
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Saturnalia

Hence: A period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence.
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Saturnian

Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
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Saturnalia

An orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn
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Saturnian

Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.
Augustus, born to bring Saturnian times.
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Saturnalia

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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Saturnian

Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year.
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Saturnian

Any one of numerous species of large handsome moths belonging to Saturnia and allied genera. The luna moth, polyphemus, and promethea, are examples. They belong to the Silkworn family, and some are raised for their silk. See Polyphemus.
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