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


Heather Bestel said...

Nice hair!
I bet you're getting excited about your birthday.

Cat said...

Cute new haircut! Thanks for the refresher on Greek mythology. I used to be obsessed with Greek myths in my tween years.

lunarossa said...

Great haircut and like the dress as well. I suppose the month January takes its name from Janus, doesn't it? Ciao. Antonella

Stacy said...

Great look for you friend.... and I like the hair too. Gotta get mine cut next week - like 2 1/2 inches.

mbbored said...

Love the hair, I might have to steal that style!

Sheila said...

Ooh, happy almost birthday! I love the hair - that length hits your jawline just right.

Great outfit today!

Cool info on Janus.

chic said...

I just discovered your blog through various clicks here and there and think it's really great! I love the concept behind your wardrobe challenge of not purchasing anything new and being creative with what you've got. Great message!

Today's outfit and hair are lovely!

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Imogen Lamport said...

love your hair - looks great!

see you there! said...

Your hair looks great. The shorter length kind of lightens your whole look.

Always enjoy info about the Greeks.


Christina Lee said...

well. janus, you look gorgeous!

i_b_erin said...

The shorter haircut looks FAB!!
I also love the dress, can I borrow it??teeehhheee..
I like the two faces,and info, nice to transition around your birthday...Always a time to reflect, but also the excitement of looking forward!