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Janus may refer to:

  • Janus (mythology), the two-faced god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings in Roman mythology
  • Janus (moon), a moon of Saturn
  • Janus Patera, a shallow volcanic crater on Io, a moon of Jupiter
  • Janus (simulation), a military combat simulation first developed in the late 1970s by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Combat Simulation Laboratory
  • Society of Janus, a San Francisco based BDSM education and support group
  • Janus Capital Group, an investment company based in Denver, Colorado
  • Zündapp Janus, a bubble car model by Zündapp
  • a Janus word, or auto-antonym: a word with two opposite meanings
  • Janus (TV series), A television series created by the Australian Broadcasting Commission with two story lines: the criminal family being prosecuted and the police/judicial process
  • Schempp-Hirth Janus, a two-seater glider

People: Roman bust of Janus, Vatican In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings. ... Janus (jay-nus, Greek Ιανός) is a moon of Saturn. ... ʂ Society of Janus Booth at the 2004 Folsom Street Fair The Society of Janus is a San Francisco, California based BDSM education and support group, and is the second oldest BDSM organization in the USA. It was founded in August 1974 by the late Cynthia Slater and Larry Olsen. ... Corporate homepage Categories: | | | | ... It was difficult to see what was front and what was rear. ... An auto-antonym or contronym, sometimes spelled contranym (occasionally called antagonym, Janus word or self-antonym), is a word with a homonym which is also an antonym. ... Janus is an Australian drama television series screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1994 and 1995. ... The Schempp-Hirth Janus is a high performance two-seat glider that was built by Schempp-Hirth GmbH. The design was by Dipl-Ing Klaus Holighaus and the prototype first flew in May 1974. ...

  • Janus of Cyprus, king of Cyprus from 1398 to 1432
  • Janus I, Duke of Masovia
  • Janus II, Duke of Masovia
  • Janus Junius Toland, a sobriquet of pantheist philosopher John Toland
  • Janus Ulitius, the latinized name of 17th century philologist Jan van Vliet
  • Janus Friis, the Danish entrepreneur best known for co-founding the file-sharing application KaZaA and Skype, the peer-to-peer telephony application
  • Janus (Paul Kelly), an English professional wrestler

In computing: Janus of Cyprus (1375-1432) ruled Cyprus from 1398 to 1432. ... Coat of arms of Janus I. Division of Masovia (1381-1426). ... John Toland (November 30, 1670 - March 11, 1722) Very little is known about his true origins other than the fact that he was born in Ardagh on the Inishowen Peninsula, a predominantly Catholic and Irish speaking region, in north west Ulster. ... Jan van Vliet (April 11, 1622 – March 18, 1666), also known as Janus Ulitius, was one of the 17th century pioneers of Germanic philology. ... Janus Friis (born in 1976) is a Danish entrepreneur best known for co-founding the file-sharing application KaZaA and Skype, the peer-to-peer telephony application. ...

In music and film: Janus is a computer programming language partially described by K. Kahn and Vijay A. Saraswat in Actors as a special case of concurrent constraint (logic) programming, in SIGPLAN Notices, October 1990. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptible, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system that was designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor 32-bit Intel x86 computers. ... Itanium 2 logo Old Itanium logo The Itanium is an IA-64 microprocessor developed jointly by Hewlett-Packard and Intel. ... Janus is the codename for portable version of Windows Media DRM for portable devices, whose marketing name is Windows Media DRM for Portable Devices (or in short form WMDRM-PD) introduced by Microsoft in 2004 for use on portable media devices which store and access content offline. ...

  • Janus Films, an American film distribution company
  • Janus Records, a record label
  • Janus (band), a musical group rooted in Louisville Kentucky created in the summer of 2005 by friends Mark Dorf and Cory Zimmerman[1]
  • Janus (German band), an orchestral darkwave group
  • Janus, the criminal organization in the James Bond movie GoldenEye
  • The Janus Project, taboo cloning project in the movie Judge Dredd

In literature and comics: Janus Films is a film distribution company. ... Janus Records is a record label which distributed Westbound Records from 1970 until 1977. ... GoldenEye is the 17th James Bond film and the first to star Pierce Brosnan in the role as the British secret agent. ... For the 1995 film, see Judge Dredd (film). ...

  • Janus: A Summing Up, a book by Arthur Koestler
  • Janus (comics), a superhero in the DC Comics universe
  • The Janus Directive, a DC Comics crossover
  • Janus, another comic book superhero, from the Marvel Comics universe and an enemy of Dracula
  • Janus (Stargate), an Ancient scientist in the fictional series of Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1
  • Janus (Angels and Demons), Janus the antagonist in the novel Angels and Demons
  • Janus, a French poetry magazine published in Paris by Elliott Stein from 1950 to 1961

In games: Janus: A Summing Up is a book by Arthur Koestler, in which he develops his philosophical idea of Holarchies. ... Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler (September 5, 1905, Budapest – March 3, 1983, London) was a Hungarian polymath who became a naturalized British subject. ... The Janus Directive was a 11-part comic book crossover published by DC Comics in 1989, focusing on the covert operations superteams that the publisher had at the time. ... In the Stargate fictional universe, the Ancients, also known as the Alterans and Lanteans, are the most advanced race known to have existed, having evolved millions of years prior to the present day and reaching their level of technology long before Human life evolved on Earth. ... Janus is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in the 2000 novel Angels and Demons. ...

In geography: Janus Zeal, son of Queen Zeal, younger brother of Schala, is a non-player character (NPC) in the Chrono Trigger video game. ... Janus Chess is a chess variant, played on 10x8 board. ...

  • Janus Island, in the Palmer Archipelago of Antarctica
  • Janus Lake (Ontario), in Ontario, Canada
  • Janus Lake (Washington), in Snohomish County, Washington
  • Mont Janus, in France
  • Mount Janus (Antarctica), in Antarctica
  • Mount Janus (Newfoundland), in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Mount Janus (Svalbard), in Svalbard, Norway.
  • Janus Peak, in British Columbia, Canada

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Janus, A Moon of Saturn (426 words)
Janus [JAY-nus] is the sixth satellite of Saturn.
Janus and Epimetheus may have formed from a disruption of a single parent to form co-orbital satellites.
This image of Janus was acquired by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on November 12, 1981.
Janus (420 words)
Janus is the Roman god of gates and doors (ianua), beginnings and endings, and hence represented with a double-faced head, each looking in opposite directions.
Janus also represents the transition between primitive life and civilization, between the countryside and the city, peace and war, and the growing-up of young people.
Janus was represented with two faces, originally one face was bearded while the other was not (probably a symbol of the sun and the moon).
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