It's January! The beginning of a new Gregorian calendar year. But did you know that January comes from the name for the Roman god, Janus, a two-headed deity? In Roman times, he was the god of all beginnings, invoked before all other gods at the start of all new endeavors. New Years Day was his particular holiday...and where we likely get the image of the old man handing off the year to a newborn baby. But when you go a little deeper...you just may be fascinated by this little known deity.
So as we enter and contemplate the new year, enjoy this brief educational video to discover how Janus may be relevant in modern times.