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Which month was named after the god of beginnings and endings?

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posted Dec 20, 2016 by anonymous

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The month is January, taken from the Roman God, "Janus".

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus.

answer Jan 7, 2017 by George Davros
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