What is Janus and Sancus?
This is an EQ Foundation initiative and practice. If you like it, you are encouraged to adopt and spread it.
The second yearly observation of IBLD came into existence, because BoyLovers on opposite global hemispheres both wanted to observe IBLD during the summer. For a great many of us, the original IBLD occurred during the winter. As consequence the EQF has marked both a “summer” and “winter” IBLD every year, ever since opening up the EQF IBLD Website. The problem with this, is that any BoyLover anywhere can celebrate either or both IBLDs…and it’s always both summer and winter on either IBLD, depending on where you live. It’s been wrong and awkward, to attach either one to any specific season. So, a change is being made at the EQF.
Instead of referencing each IBLD by summer or winter season, they will now be uniquely distinguished.
Janus is the Roman god of choices, doorways, beginnings, endings, transitions and time.
Sancus is the Greek god of loyalty, honesty, and oaths.
In order to differentiate the two yearly observations of IBLD, each has been given a name which represents dignified principles that embody optimism and integrity.
Other choices were considered…Some were just as attractive…A few were hard to rule out…The fact that they were ruled out, does not express any rejection of the emotions and principles they represent.
Yes…This is a unilateral move…and I think the choices are solid.
I hope their relevance will be obvious to BoyLovers around the world.
– Steve Diamond