Months of the Year

January - Janus, god of beginning and endings

February - Februae (Februalia), festival of purification

March - Mars, god of war

April - Aperio ("to open"), a reference to plant bulbs

May - Maia, goddess of fertility

June - Juno, goddess of women

July - Julius Caesar, Roman ruler (July was originally called Quintilis)

August - Augustus Caesar, Roman ruler (August was originally called Sextilis)

September - Septum, "seven"

October - Octo, "eight"

November - Novem, "nine"

December - Decem, "ten"

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