Monday, 16 February 2009
154 days to go: Janus: Showing my best side?
I didn't intend to post the pictures like this - I just wanted to show my new haircut but it struck me that the pictures together reminded me of the Greek God, Janus.
January is the month named after Janus and is usually depicted with the two faces - one looking back on the past year and one looking forward to the new one.
I know a lot about Janus because it is a name that has followed me.
At school in my Latin class I was given the name Jana and my friends at university called me Janus.
In Greek mythology, Janus was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings.
According to a legend, Saturn rewarded Janus' hospitality with the gift to see both future and past.
As it is my birthday on Thursday I like this idea - a time of endings and beginnings.
According to Cicero, Janus and Jana are a pair of divinities, worshipped as the sun and moon.
I like that idea too!
Today I am wearing:
Dress - George
Boots - Clark's
Tights - Marks and Spencer
Cardigan - Principles
Necklace - Monsoon