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The Roman God Janus

The Roman God Janus

Janus is the ancient Roman God of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. A uniquely Roman God, Janus has no equivalent in Greek religion. However late roman period art from the Greek regions has turned up a handful of Janus inspired Hermes artworks. Janus is usually depicted as having two faces, one looking forward, the other back. This forward and backward, future and past, war and peace dichotomy embodies the nature of the God.

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January Traditions That Connect Us

The 2016 continuing theme for White Oak Grove CUUPs (Covenant of Universal Unitarian Pagans) is “Traditions That Connect Us.” Month by month we explore different pagan traditions, how they can relate to each other, and the modern cultural aspects derived from them.  Join us next Sunday (1/3/16) to explore January Traditions, 1PM at Rockford Unitarian Universalist Church.

These are some of the things that happen in January.

– Janus – Capricorn – Birch – 12th Night – Garnet –

La Befana – Wolf Moon – Cold Moon – New Year – Burns Night

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