January The name January comes from the Latin word Januarius, i.e. ‘of Janus’, the month of god Janus. Old people say that the mythical hero and first king of Latium – Janus, offered a friendly welcome to the god of agriculture Saturn, who had been expelled from Heaven. In return Saturn taught the citizens of Latium how to cultivate their land and gave Janus the ability to see both the past and the future. This is the origin of the phrase “double-faced Janus”. Janus is depicted as a man with two faces – the one looks into the past and the other looks into the future. http://www.promacedonia.org/bg_folklore/en/january.htm