Caesar and Fulvia
it can be stated with certainty that the ancient historiographers were correct. Caesar’s funeral took place on the Liberalia—the feast day of Liber Pater, the Roman Dionysus-Bacchus.
First of all, we now understand why Christianity is a Mystery Religion,10 and a distinctly Dionysian one, with wine and bread on the altar: The historical event that gave new meaning to the original rites, was the rebellion of the people against Caesar’s murderers at his funeral, on the feast day of the wine god Dionysus-Bacchus, who was connected to the Ceres cult—a true reoccurrence of the Dionysian proto-tragedy, with the death and resurrection of the Twice-Born.
The staging of Caesar’s funeral has to be attributed to Fulvia,13 then the wife of Antonius. Antonius held the eulogy, and Fulvia had Caesar’s bloodstained garments,14 and even his bloody, defiled corpse on display for the people, using an effigy fastened to a crossshaped tropaeum raised above the bier.15 This incited the people to revolt and thus, we thank Fulvia for the original performance of Easter, as it is reflected in Christian Easter, i. e. the most important, and for a long time, only Christian celebration.
Fulvia displayed his dagger-pierced, blood drenched corpse to the people, thus provoking a rebellion.