December derives its name from the fact to be the 10th month of the king Numa's ancient calendar which begins on March.
December represents the "depth", the origins, the Antique and Primordial Time: the beginning of Time. This is a very particular month focused essentially on the festivities and rites of Saturnalia and Divalia (dec. 21st). If Janus represents the beginning, Saturnus (to which December is dedicated) represents the "end".
During December Nature turns her energies back to Earth: a cycle ends as precondition for the opening of the next one. This is a period of Death, not in a profane sense, praparing a re-generation time. The Ianua Coeli open in December.
Main festivities are:
- 1 december - Bona Dea
- 5 december - Faunalia
- 10 december - Janus' Agonalia
- 15 december- Consualia
- 17 december- Opalia
- 18 - 22 december- Saturnalia
- 21 december- Divalia
- 25 december- Sol Invictus