Winter (January) involved the god Janus, who looked backwards and forwards. This is the god behind New Year's celebrations.

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In the Roman pantheon, Janus is the two-faced god of beginnings, limits, doors, gateways, and departure. Unlike the other Greco-Roman deities, Janus was not imported from Greece to Rome.

Janus, God of endings and beginnings.

janus: one face looks to the furture and the other to the past ..........

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statue, emil alzamora, art, motion, shift

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINT PORTRAITS - Philippine artist Janus Miralles makes very beautiful abstract portraits by mixing photography and paint as a way to create. Often in black and white, faces are erased with a certain darkness, as if they were burnt.

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The Hague, MMW, 10 A 11, detail of fol. 320r (‘Souls ascending to Janus and Terminus, who are holding the world; souls descending...

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Janus - In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus (Latin: Ianus) is the god of beginnings and transitions,[1] thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past. The Romans dedicated the month of January to Janus. Source: Wikipedia

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINT PORTRAITS - Philippine artist Janus Miralles makes very beautiful abstract portraits by mixing photography and paint as a way to create. Often in black and white, faces are erased with a certain darkness, as if they were burnt.

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