18 March is Goddess of Fertility Day.
For many cultures in the Northern Hemisphere, this was the season it was believed that women were fertile. Special ceremonies were offered to Aphrodite and to other goddesses of fertility.
Even for the Muisca nation in east-central Colombia, this belief was held. El Infiernito, near Villa de Leyva, is a site where such rituals were held. A special calendar marked the passage of the sun. When no shadow was cast (at the equinoxes), the earth and women were fertile for planting. Women entered the special stone forest to perform their special