Here is another interesting snippet of information, and a bit of Roman mythology – not of practical use perhaps, but good for the inquiring mind.
We are now in January – the first month heralding in the New Year. January is named after the Roman god Janus, famed for having two faces. One face looked back into the old year and the other one looked forward to the New Year.
Janus, who was named after the Latin ianua, meaning door, was favoured by the god Saturn with the gift of insight into future and past.
Basically, Janus is the god of all entrances and exits such as doors, doorways, gates, bridges, and passageways, which all symbolise beginnings and ends. Janus also represents transitional phases such as the period between adolescence and adulthood.