Origem dos meses do ano

Where do the names of the months come from? 

1. July has got its name from the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. (When Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 46 BC, he named the first month of the new calendar year after himself.)

2. March is named after the Roman war god Mars. (Mars is often identified with the Greek god Ares.)

3. Julius Caesar decided that the year should begin in January. Before that, the year had begun in March and September had been the seventh month of the year. (The Latin word for seven is septem.)

4. January is named after the Roman god Janus. (Janus is the two-faced Roman god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings. He is double-faced with one face looking into the past and the other into the future.)
Janus, the double-faced God!
5. August is named after the Roman emperor Augustus. (Augustus was the adopted son of Julius Caesar. His family called him Octavian. He completed the calendar reform of Julius Caesar and renamed this month after himself.)

6. December used to be the tenth month of the year before Caesar changed the calendar. (The Latin word for ten is decem.)

7. October used to be the eighth month of the year. (The Latin word for eight is octo.)

8. May is named after the Roman goddess Maia. (Maia means “the great one”. She is the goddess of spring.)

9. In the old Roman calendar November used to be the ninth month of the year. (The Latin word for nine is novem.)

10. February is named after the Roman festival of Februa. (Februa was the Roman festival of purification. It took place on the 15th of February.)

11. June is named after the Roman goddess Juno, who was Jupiter's wife. (Juno is the Roman goddess of marriage, identified with the Greek goddess Hera.)

12. The name of April stands for the opening of buds in spring. It's the month of the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. (Aperire is the Latin word for “open”. / Greek Aphro is short for Aphrodite.)

Bom, tivemos aqui uma aula básica de inglês e uma super aula de mitologia rsrsrs.

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Sobre o Autor:

Eduardo Souto é Professor de Inglês e Blogueiro, 21 anos de idade. Seu principal objetivo é descomplicar o idioma, mostrando que se você quiser você pode falar inglês!
"Um pouco por dia e seu objetivo será alcançado!"

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