Word! Whatchu Lookin’ at Janus?

Pierre Metivier

Janus, the two headed god of Roman mythology is the ‘Janu’ in January.  Janus is usually depicted as having two heads, one looking forward toward the future and one looking behind him at the past. He is also know as the god of transition. Hence, it is appropriate that this first month of the year -famous for resolutions of betterment and self improvement – is called January.

Thanks wikipedia.com for this informative description.

In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, endings and time. His most prominent remnant in modern culture is his namesake, the month of January, which begins the new year. Most often he is depicted as having two heads, facing opposite directions; one head looks back at the last year while the other looks forward to the new, simultaneously into the future and the past.

And then for the inspiration of this post, thanks dictionary.com for the hotword of the day blog on Janus.

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