Ianos (gr. Ἰανός) or Janus (lat. Iānus) is one of the few prominent Greco-Roman Gods whose Greek name is derived from the Latin language. His iconography too – as a bearded male figure with two faces, one facing forwards, one back – is striking and unique, with no classical Greek precedents. As such, Greco-Roman intellectuals, whether they wrote in Latin or Greek, were especially interesting in speculating about his nature, compared to other deities who were better known and understood. This page is therefore likewise focused on the nature of the god, and will only briefly address his iconography and worship.
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Hellenic Faith is a website dedicated to Julian Hellenism, a reformed denomination of Hellenism, the polytheistic religion of the Graeco-Roman world, influenced by the teachings and writings of Julian the Philosopher (r. 361-363 ACE) and the divine Iamblichus (c. 245-325 ACE). It is a Orphic-Platonic tradition, derived from the teachings of Orpheus through the Platonic school, and solar-based, centered around the worship of the omnipotent creator God, King Zeus-Helios.
This website is under constant construction. It is expected to be completed by (at the very least) the year 2021 ACE. Everything on this website is subject to change. Many articles are incomplete, and those which do seem complete may be subject to complete revision.