Wednesday, February 01, 2006


It's a new month. Perhaps you know that July is named (actually, renamed) after Julius Caesar. Did you know though that February was named after Februus, the Etruscan god of purification and the dead. (The Etruscans were pre-Romans, before "rome" became "Rome", though this is a big simplification. But time- and geographical- wise, it's good enough.)

Now, why does the month only have 28 (or 29) days? That's a question for another time.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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