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"Caput Gerat Lupinum" Blackletter Patch

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"...may he wear a wolfish head."

Product Description

Embroidered sew-on patch 4"wide x 1" tall, in black/white or black/gold

Meaning

Caput Gerat Lupinum means "may he wear a wolfish head." Originally a designation of outlawry, it meant that a man cast out of the community could be killed by anyone with impunity, as if he were a wolf. We have reclaimed this as a motto for those who have left The Empire of Nothing and its inverted values behind, barbarians who live spiritually on the fringes with wild eyes and wild hearts. 

100% Cotton, athletic fit, printed with a discharge process that ensures the image remains for the life of the shirt.

"To become a barbarian is to live outside the boundaries of the Empire’s laws and morality. They will call you an outlaw, a criminal, a “bad guy.” You will become a wolf to them. You must be willing to accept that, and wear the head of the wolf proudly and defiantly. You will be a wolf to them because you are a wolf for your people, your pack, your tribe. When they call you a beast, a monster, an outlaw, a parasite, a criminal, a “bad guy,” remember that they are outsiders. They are strangers. You owe them no tears, no apologies, no excuses and no explanations. Not my people, not my problem."

-- Jack Donovan, Becoming a Barbarian