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

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.

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 ...

hadrian6:  Herm - The Two Faces of Janus.  Italian. late 18th.century. marble.  Hermitage St.Petersburg Russia. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6: Herm - The Two Faces of Janus. Italian. late 18th.century. marble. Hermitage St.Petersburg Russia. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

Senoufo Mask Wanyugo  Les Sénoufo distinguent le petit monde dans lequel les humains vivent et l’immensité pleine de forces inconnues. Ce masque sert d’intermédiaire entre ces deux mondes et une boule de substance magique placée sur le front ou dans la gueule du masque symbolise les forces du mal.

Senoufo Mask Wanyugo Les Sénoufo distinguent le petit monde dans lequel les humains vivent et l’immensité pleine de forces inconnues. Ce masque sert d’intermédiaire entre ces deux mondes et une boule de substance magique placée sur le front ou dans la gueule du masque symbolise les forces du mal.

Beautiful mold-blown glass cup with the two heads of Janus from the Getty Villa Museum. http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/221863/unknown-maker-janus-head-cup-roman-1st-century/?artview=dor12998

Beautiful mold-blown glass cup with the two heads of Janus from the Getty Villa Museum. http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/221863/unknown-maker-janus-head-cup-roman-1st-century/?artview=dor12998

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINT PORTRAITS -   Philippine artist Janus Miralles makes very beautiful abstract portraits by mixing photography and paint as a way to create. Often in black and white, faces are erased with a certain darkness, as if they were burnt.

Photography And Paint Portraits

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINT PORTRAITS - Philippine artist Janus Miralles makes very beautiful abstract portraits by mixing photography and paint as a way to create. Often in black and white, faces are erased with a certain darkness, as if they were burnt.

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.

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