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Ianuarius: The Month of Janus

Every January, at primary school,* I was told a certain frequent story by my ever-so-knowledgeable headmaster, Mr Davies.

He taught us that January was actually named after an ancient Roman God, Janus (Latin: inanua¹) who had two heads. One head looked forward into the future, and the other looked back into the past. Continue reading Ianuarius: The Month of Janus