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WHAT IS THE JANUS HOUSE?

To explain the meaning behind The Janus House, let me start with giving you a bit of background on its namesake, the Roman god Janus. To the ancient Romans, Janus was the god of transitions, which included beginnings, endings, doorways and passages. The image of Janus, looking both forward and backward, was often found over doorways. The standard tome on mythology, Bulfinch’s Mythology, includes the following definition of the god. “Janus was the porter of heaven. He opens the year, the first month being named after him. He is the guardian deity of gates, on which account he is commonly represented with two heads, because every door looks two ways. His temples at Rome were numerous.” Photo credit: Wikipedia So...

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