Next up in my tributes to the Gods placed in the atheist graveyard, I honor Janus, Divine Doorkeeper. Yet I've already written about him once as Janus, God of Libraries, so below I leave you with an interesting excerpt of Ovid's Fasti (Book 1):
I started a new job this week. It is a job that I’ve always wanted. I work in a library. Responses from my friends have been highly amusing. Anything from “that is the perfect job for you!” to “that’s like putting an alcoholic in charge of a bar”.
I started wondering what god has libraries in his purview. My first thought was Hermes but I connect him more with the internet and buyer/reader beware. My second thought was Thoth or Seshat but neither of those felt right. So I did some googling and stumbled across a blog suggesting Janus as a modern symbol for libraries. Now that is an interesting thought.