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Next up in my tributes to the Gods placed in the atheist graveyard, I honor Janus, Divine Doorkeeper.  Yet I've already written about him once as Janus, God of Libraries, so below I leave you with an interesting excerpt of Ovid's Fasti (Book 1):  

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I started a new job this week.  It is a job that I’ve always wanted.  I work in a library.  Responses from my friends have been highly amusing.  Anything from “that is the perfect job for you!” to “that’s like putting an alcoholic in charge of a bar”. 

I started wondering what god has libraries in his purview.  My first thought was Hermes but I connect him more with the internet and buyer/reader beware.  My second thought was Thoth or Seshat but neither of those felt right.  So I did some googling and stumbled across a blog suggesting Janus as a modern symbol for libraries.  Now that is an interesting thought.

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  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    That's really original, and I like it. Congratulations on your new job! I'll make an offering to Janus the next time I visit a
  • Melia Brokaw
    Melia Brokaw says #
    Thank you times 2!
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    Book 'em, Danno. Sorry, couldn't resist . . .

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