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Cardea, The-Hinge.
[to Whom the fourth day of August, day 216, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Roman: from Alba-Longa.
Linguistic Note: Related words: Roman cardo, hinge: cerdo, craftsman, cardinalis (as in English 'of cardinal importance').
Description: White Goddess of the Calendar, inspiration, and witches; Hinge of the year; Ruler of the Celestial Hinge at the back of the North Wind around which the mill-stone of the Universe turns; Queen of the winds; Matron of smiths; some say Shapeshifting cradle-snatching child-destroyer; some say Protectress of children and the comings and goings of family life; ' Her power is to open what is shut; to shut what is open'.
Invocations, Pleas, Hymns and Other Homage to HER There is a reference to Her in the Goddess Anthology under Invocation to Mariamne.
To Whom Sacred: hawthorn (Her prophylactic instrument: it might not be introduced into a house lest She destroy the children inside it); torches of hawthorn (with which She was propitiated at Roman weddings); goat; pig; the four cardinal winds (Her inspirational messengers); whistling (especially three times to raise the wind); {the pole-star}; perhaps the month of May.
Male Associates: Janus. Some say he is Her consort, some say Her son. The name of Irish Credne, god of craftsmen in who specialized in hinges, locks and rivets shows an etymological connection.

Source: Graves GMv1 130; Graves WG 68-9, 174, 178, 440.
Ianua-Ianus, ----.

Geography/Culture: Roman.
Description: Two-faced Shehe of door-ways, hinges and smithcrafts; the Gate-way of the Year; Janua-coeli, 'Gate-of-Heaven'; Personification of the outward passage of birth and the inward passage of death; Shehe Who looks both forward and backward; Eponym of January.
Originally a form of Juno-Antevorta and Juno-Postvorta, She became Ianua-Ianus in patriachal times.
To Whom Sacred: hawthorn; the month of January.
Festivals: in early January, when the God of the Aeon died and was reborn from Mother Time.
Male Associates: She was eventually wholely masculinised as Ianus, (variant Janus), for which reason it is often stated that he is the eponym of January.

Source: Graves WG 68-9; Walker WEMS 461.
Iana, ----.

Geography/Culture: Roman.
Description: She Who is the hinge uniting, Ianus, the door, to the door-post.
Male Associate: son/consort: Ianus, (variant: Janus).

worked on: July 1990; August (and all x-refs checked & in -cycdex.doc) 1991.
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