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Several scholars suggest that he was likely the most important god in the Roman archaic pantheon: He was often invoked together with Iuppiter (Jupiter)(Zeus)

Numa in his regulation of the Roman calendar called the first month Januarius after Janus, at the time the highest divinity.

In general, Janus was the patron of concrete and abstract beginnings, such the religion and the Gods themselves, of the world and the human life, of new historical ages, economical enterprises.

According to Macrobius and Cicero, Janus and Jana are a pair of divinities, worshipped as the sun and moon, whence they were regarded as the highest of the gods, and received their sacrifices before all the others.

He was frequently used to symbolize change and transitions such as the progression of past to future, of one condition to another, of one vision to another, the growing up of young people, and of one universe to another. He was also known as the figure representing time because he could see into the past with one face and into the future with the other.
When Romulus and his men kidnapped the Sabine women, Janus caused a volcanic hot spring to erupt.
by kajfkdg September 03, 2009
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Hindi/Urdu for sweetheart, darling, beloved, etc.
What's up, janu?
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A sick alternative rock band formed in 1998 from Chicago, Illinois. Their most famous singles include "Eyesore" and "If I Were You."
Their CD Red Light Return is a damn good album! Janus rocks!
by itsaTJ December 05, 2010
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Janus- A term used to to replace somones name in place of calling them a "Jerk" or an "anus"
Derek: Dude that guys girlfriend so wants me
Zack: Whatever Janus
by zack john May 21, 2007
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The god of janitors.
The god of SAT moratoriums.
Janus helped me get a 2400 on the SATs
by urjanus June 26, 2009
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A coffee...large weak latte, 1 sugar and a shot of caramel
I'll have a Janu please...make that a skinny janu, 2 sugars
by CoffeeLover August 20, 2005
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A women who always has to be in charge and no matter what. If she's pissy, stay away!!!!! Don't go near her. DANGER DANGER RED LIGHT!!!
A group of frightened girl scouts, screammed and ran from Janus
by Annie Oakley May 16, 2008
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