Thursday, July 1, 2010

The First of July-As The Crow Flies!

As you already know, the custom of Raven's Delights is to blog on the first day of each month.
So before this day is over, which will be very soon, I hope to share something interesting, silly, witty, or wise, as the crow flies!

How did the seventh month of the Gregorian calander get the name July?

It was the fifth month in the early calendar of the ancient Romans. The Romans called the month Quintilis, which means fifth. Later, the Romans moved the beginning of the year to January 1, but did not change the names of the months. The Roman statesman Julius Caesar was born during this month. In 46 B.C., Caesar gave Quintilis 31 days. The Roman Senate renamed the month Julius in honor of Caesar.

As Emperor Julius Caesar was instrumental (a means) in reforming the Roman calendar, this month was named after him by Mark Anthony in 44 BCE, the year he was assassinated.

Until the end of the 18th century, July was pronounced to rhyme with truly.
However, Julius Caesar celebrated only one July because after it was named for him he was murdered, on the Ides of March.

Julius Caesar was the first historical Roman to be officially deified. Divus Iulius or Divus Julius (the divine Julius or the deified Julius) was the official title that was given to Caesar posthumously by decree of the Roman Senate. The cult of Divus Iulius was promoted by both Octavian and Mark Antony. After the death of Antony, Octavian, as the adoptive son of Caesar, assumed the title of Divi Filius (son of a god)

Again we see the Satanic influence in naming the months after a sinful human, even making him "God", and his adopted son Octavian, "son of god". Won't it be refreshing when the days, months, seasons, and years honor Jehovah and his righteous ways?

So ends this blog on July 1st. There will be more to come as the crow continues to fly!

This is Raven-as the crow flies!

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