On this day, January 1, Romans celebrated the festival of Aesculapius, healing god and son of Apollo and Coronis. Wishing you a blessed 2018, filled with warmth, happiness and - where needed - healing.
On this day, January 11, Romans celebrated the Carmentalia, a festival honouring the prophetic goddess Carmentis. Her gifts allowed her to choose the future site of Rome as a new home for her son Evander. The Porta Carmentalis carried her name.
On this day, January 27, the Romans honoured the twin gods Castor and Pollux with a festival. They were popular gods and the common Latin oaths mecastor and edepol derive from their names. They were patrons of horse riders.
Lego turns 60 today! (MMXVIII) dies natalis felix tibi sit, Lego! Happy 60th Birthday, from Legonium.