Feast of Befana: Feast of Goddess Befana, the old woman who flies on a broom, bringing gifts to all good children.
A popular belief is that her name derives from the Feast of Epiphany (Italian: Festa dell'Epifania. Epifania is a Latin word with Greek origins meaning "manifestation (of the divinity)." Some suggest that Befana is descended from the Sabine/Roman goddess named Strenia.
Befana is invoked in spells, mostly for good fortune.
- Write her a note that speaks to your desires.
- Place the note beneath a red witch-shaped candle and burn.
- Accompany with offerings of bread soaked in wine or milk.