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Column: Months came, went, switched as Western calendar evolved

  • ILLUSTRATION BY MARTHA HERNANDEZ / MHERNANDEZ@STARADVERTISER.COM

    January is named after Janus, the god of doorways and new beginnings. He’s often depicted with faces on the front and back of his head, indicating both vigilance and fair-mindedness.

The names of the 12 months that make up our Western calendar are so familiar that we do not think much about where they came from. Read more

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