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Janus, God of endings and beginnings.

Janus, God of endings and beginnings.

It's January first today, New Year's Day.   Happy New Year!   Here we are at the turning point in the year, at the threshold or gateway ...

It's January first today, New Year's Day. Happy New Year! Here we are at the turning point in the year, at the threshold or gateway ...

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

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

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

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

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 the Threshold

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.

Katsina janus terracotta head, Nigeria. ca. (500 B.C.E. – 200 C.E.)

Katsina janus terracotta head, Nigeria. ca. (500 B.C.E. – 200 C.E.)

'Janus and Goat' | Robert Ernst Marx, etching

'Janus and Goat' | Robert Ernst Marx, etching

Andreas Friedrich. Emblemata Nova. 1617.

Andreas Friedrich. Emblemata Nova. 1617.

Janus

Janus

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