On January 12, which is the Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day 2023, we all have an incredibly wild coworker who deserves a reward. From mythological wild men to European forest men to the hottest men we know, we hold a variety of celebrations for the wildest of them all.
History of Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day has a murky past. This does not prevent us from celebrating extraordinary men who fascinate us in every way. ‘Wildmen’ originally referred to figures from ancient mythology; men with bizarre shapes, sizes, and behaviours. The legends originated in mediaeval Europe and frequently involve hairy men. They were also known by the mediaeval term for wild men, “woodwose.”
Wild men are also recognised in languages such as German, French, and Italian, each of which has a distinct term for ‘wild man.’ There are also feral females. They are known as Lamia or Holzmoia. Maia, the Greco-Roman earth goddess also known as the fertility goddess, is an example. Herodotus was the first historian to describe mythical wild men, placing them in western Libya as headless men and canine-faced creatures.
There are now numerous European wild men, each with his own origin and purpose. They are present at festivals and celebratory occasions and are thought to possess some power. These wild men wear costumes, the majority of which are hideous and hairy. Due to a diminished belief in myths, we now describe wild men as courageous and daring men who will do whatever it takes to get what they want. These extraordinary men inspire us to grab life by the horns and ride it our way. In addition to their attractiveness, their moral fortitude and unbridled determination have earned them a holiday, which we are delighted to honour.
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