• Janus (mythology)
    Janus (mythology)
    In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past...

    , the two-faced Roman god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings
  • Janus (moon)
    Janus (moon)
    Janus is an inner satellite of Saturn. It is also known as Saturn X . It is named after the mythological Janus.-Discovery and orbit:Janus occupies practically the same orbit as the moon Epimetheus...

    , a moon of Saturn
  • Janus Patera, a shallow volcanic crater on Io
    Io (moon)
    Io ) is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter and, with a diameter of , the fourth-largest moon in the Solar System. It was named after the mythological character of Io, a priestess of Hera who became one of the lovers of Zeus....

    , a moon of Jupiter
  • Janus (simulation), a military combat simulation first developed in the late 1970s by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , just outside Livermore, California, is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center founded by the University of California in 1952...

    's Combat Simulation Laboratory
  • Society of Janus
    Society of Janus
    The Society of Janus is a San Francisco, California based BDSM education and support group, and is the second oldest BDSM organization in the US. It was founded in August 1974 by the late Cynthia Slater and Larry Olsen....

    , a San Francisco based BDSM education and support group
  • Janus Capital Group
    Janus Capital Group
    Janus Capital Group, Inc. is a publicly owned investment firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It provides growth and risk-managed investment strategies and manages equity, fixed income, money market, as well as balanced mutual funds....

    , an investment company based in Denver, Colorado
  • Zündapp Janus
    Zündapp Janus
    Zündapp Janus was the name of a microcar model made by Zündapp in Germany between 1957 and 1958. Originally Zündapp made motorcycles, but in 1954 decided to make a more weatherproof vehicle. They looked at designs from Kroboth, Brütsch, and Fuldamobil before settling for a design by Dornier...

    , a bubble car model by Zündapp
  • Janus word, a.k.a. auto-antonym
    An auto-antonym , or contranym , is a word with a homograph that is also an antonym...

    , a word with two opposite meanings
  • Schempp-Hirth Janus
    Schempp-Hirth Janus
    |-See also:...

    , a two-seater glider
  • HMS Janus
    HMS Janus
    Six ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Janus, after Janus, the two-faced God of Roman mythology: was a 44-gun fifth rate launched in 1778. She was renamed HMS Dromedary later that year, and was wrecked in 1800 on the Parasol Rocks in Trinidad. was a 32-gun fifth rate, previously the...

    , a name used by British naval ships
  • JANUS clinical trial data repository
    JANUS clinical trial data repository
    Janus clinical trial data repository is a clinical trial data repository standard as sanctioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . It was named for the Roman god Janus , who had two faces, one that could see in the past and one that could see in the future...


  • Janus of Cyprus
    Janus of Cyprus
    Janus of Cyprus was a King of Cyprus, King of Armenia and a Titular King of Jerusalem from 1398 to 1432.-Biography:He was born in Genoa where his father, King James I of Cyprus was a captive...

    , king of Cyprus from 1398 to 1432
  • Janusz I, Archbishop of Gniezno
  • Janus I, Duke of Masovia
    Janus I, Duke of Masovia
    Janusz I was Duke of Warsaw , one of the dukes of Masovia after its division amongst the sons of Duke Siemowit III....

  • Janus II, Duke of Masovia
  • Janus Junius Toland, a sobriquet of pantheist philosopher John Toland
    John Toland
    John Toland was a rationalist philosopher and freethinker, and occasional satirist, who wrote numerous books and pamphlets on political philosophy and philosophy of religion, which are early expressions of the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment...

  • Janus Ulitius, the Latinized name of 17th century philologist Jan van Vliet
    Jan van Vliet
    Jan van Vliet , also known as Janus Ulitius, was one of the 17th century pioneers of Germanic philology....

  • Janus Friis
    Janus Friis
    Janus Friis is a Danish entrepreneur best known for co-founding the file-sharing application KaZaA, and the peer-to-peer telephony application Skype. In September 2005, he and his partner Niklas Zennström sold Skype to eBay for $2.6B...

    , the Danish entrepreneur best known for co-founding the file-sharing application KaZaA and Skype, the peer-to-peer telephony application
  • Samantha Womack (born 1972), English actress, formerly Samantha Janus
  • Tim Janus
    Tim Janus
    Tim Janus is a competitive eater from New York City known in the competitive eating community as "Eater X." He is a member of the International Federation of Competitive Eating , and is one of the most colorful IFOCE characters, both literally and figuratively. He always performs in contests...

    , American competitive eater


  • Janus (programming language)
    Janus (programming language)
    The name Janus refers to at least two computer programming languages or partial descriptions of possible computer programing languages:-Concurrent Constraint Programming:...

     -- more than one programming language
  • "Janus" was a codename used for Microsoft Windows 3.1x
    Windows 3.1x
    Windows 3.1x is a series of 16-bit operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was first sold during March 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0...

     and Windows 2000 (DEC Alpha and Itanium 64-bit editions)
  • Janus (DRM)
    Janus (DRM)
    Janus is the codename for portable version of Windows Media DRM for portable devices, whose marketing name is Windows Media DRM for Portable Devices introduced by Microsoft in 2004 for use on portable media devices which store and access content offline. Napster To Go was the first online music...

    , a Microsoft Digital Rights Management platform
  • JANUS clinical trial data repository
    JANUS clinical trial data repository
    Janus clinical trial data repository is a clinical trial data repository standard as sanctioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . It was named for the Roman god Janus , who had two faces, one that could see in the past and one that could see in the future...

    , a standard supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a data warehouse for human clinical trial information
  • Janus attack, alternative name of a Man-in-the-middle attack
    Man-in-the-middle attack
    In cryptography, the man-in-the-middle attack , bucket-brigade attack, or sometimes Janus attack, is a form of active eavesdropping in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking directly to each other...

Film and music

  • Janus Films
    Janus Films
    Janus Films is a film distribution company. It was one of the first distributors to bring what are now regarded as masterpieces of world cinema to the United States...

    , an American film distribution company
  • Janus Records
    Janus Records
    Janus Records was a record label owned by GRT Records, also known as General Recorded Tape. Artists who had hits on Janus included Mungo Jerry, The Whispers, Cymande, Charlie, Al Stewart, Ian Thomas, and Ray Stevens. Chess Records was administered as a division of Janus in the early 1970s...

    , a record label
  • Janvs
    Janvs is a Progressive Post-Black metal band from Liguria, Italy. The band take their name from the Roman god Janus. They're known for using a Latin style of spelling in their band name and song/album names by replacing the letter "U" with the letter "V" .-History:Janvs was born in 2004 by Matteo...

    , a black metal band from Liguria, Italy
  • Janus (musical project), a German darkwave musical project established 1995
  • Janus (US band)
    Janus (US band)
    Janus is an American Alternative metal band based in Chicago. They formed around 1998 and are signed to REALID/ILG Records. They have released 3 studio albums, Influx , Armor , Red Right Return . They mix alternative metal with non-traditional rock instruments, such as auxiliary percussion, and...

    , an American hard rock band, established mid 90s in Chicago, Illinois
  • Janus, a British band based in Germany, that released an album called Gravedigger on Harvest Records
    Harvest Records
    -References:* Harvest Records collectors guide ISBN 978-5-9622-0021-7...

     in 1972
  • Janus, the criminal organization in the James Bond movie GoldenEye
    GoldenEye is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first film in the series not to take story elements from the works of novelist Ian Fleming...

  • The Janus Project, a taboo cloning project in the movie Judge Dredd (film)
    Judge Dredd (film)
    Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is based on the strip of the same name in the British comic 2000 AD...

  • "Janus", a song from the album Out and About with the Gone Jackals by hard rock group The Gone Jackals
  • "Janus", a song from the album Inner Journeys: Myth + Legends by Cusco
    Cusco , often spelled Cuzco , is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cuzco Province. In 2007, the city had a population of 358,935 which was triple the figure of 20 years ago...


  • Janus (TV series)
    Janus (TV series)
    Janus is an Australian drama television series screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1994 and 1995. Two series were produced, with a total of 26 episodes....

    , A television series created by the Australian Broadcasting Commission with two story lines: the criminal family being prosecuted and the police/judicial process
  • Janus (Warehouse 13), an ancient magical coin artifact of the roman god Janus that can erase a past life memory of a person to start a new life. It was in a episode of the tv show Warehouse 13' '

Literature and comics

  • Janus: A Summing Up
    Janus: A Summing Up
    Janus: A Summing Up is a book by Arthur Koestler, in which he develops his philosophical idea of the holarchy introduced in his 1967 book, The Ghost in the Machine. The holarchy provides a coherent way of organizing knowledge and nature all together...

    , a book by Arthur Koestler
  • Janus (comics)
    Janus (comics)
    Janus, in comics, may refer to:* Janus , an alias of the DC Comics character Two-Face* Janus , a Marvel Comics character, the son of Dracula* Janus , a character in the Ultraverse...

    , a superhero in the DC Comics universe
  • Janus (Marvel Comics)
    Janus (Marvel Comics)
    Janus is a fictional comic-book character in the Marvel Comics universe.-Fictional character biography:The Golden Angel was a possessing spirit who claimed to be an angel, a messenger and warrior of God. This angel was revealed to have appeared to Dracula and thwarted his will in the past...

    , a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe and an enemy of Marvel Comics' Dracula
  • The Janus Directive
    Janus Directive
    "The Janus Directive" was an eleven-part comic book crossover first published by DC Comics between May and June of 1989. Among the creators who contributed to the storyline were writers John Ostrander, Kim Yale, Paul Kupperberg, Cary Bates and Greg Weisman and artists John K...

    , a DC Comics crossover
  • Janus (Angels and Demons), the antagonist in the novel Angels and Demons
  • Janus (short story), a short story by Ann Beattie
    Ann Beattie
    Ann Beattie is an American short story writer and novelist. She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a PEN/Bernard Malamud Award for excellence in the short story form. Her work has been compared to that of Alice Adams, J.D. Salinger,...

  • The Janus branch of the Cahill family in The 39 Clues
    The 39 Clues
    The 39 Clues consists of two series of adventure books, The Clue Hunt and Cahills vs. Vespers, combining reading, online gaming, and card collecting...


  • Janus, a French poetry magazine published in Paris by Elliott Stein
    Elliott Stein
    Journalist, historian, the American born Elliott Stein was in the years 60-70, in Paris, the fim critic for the Financial Times and for Village Voice. . In the 50s he managed a literary review in Paris: "Janus"...

     from 1950 to 1961
  • Janus (science fiction magazine)
    Janus (science fiction magazine)
    Janus ISSN 0197-775X was a feminist science fiction fanzine edited by Janice Bogstad and Jeanne Gomoll in Madison, Wisconsin, and closely associated with that city's science fiction convention, WisCon It was repeatedly nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine ; this led to accusations...

    , a feminist science fiction magazine
  • Janus (magazine), British spanking-fetish periodical, in print since 1972.

Games and gaming

  • Janus chess
    Janus chess
    Janus Chess is a chess variant played on a 10×8 board. It features a new piece, the Janus , with the combined moves of a bishop and a knight. This piece is named after the Roman god Janus because this god was usually depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions...

    , a chess variant
  • Janus Zeal, a character in the game Chrono Trigger
  • In In Nomine (role-playing game)
    In Nomine (role-playing game)
    In Nomine is a role-playing game designed by Derek Pearcy and published in 1997 by Steve Jackson Games, based on the French game In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas. Players typically assume the role of angels and demons in a setting that draws heavily on the traditional Christian mythos...

    , Janus is the Archangel of the Wind


  • Janus Island
    Janus Island
    Janus Island is a rocky island long, lying south of Litchfield Island, off the southwest coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Janus Island is located at . Janus Island is the southernmost of the islands on the west side of the entrance to Arthur Harbor...

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


  • Janus-faced molecule
    Janus-faced molecule
    A Janus molecule is a molecule which can represent both beneficial and toxic effects. Examples are nitrous oxide and cholesterol. In the case of cholesterol, the property that makes cholesterol useful in cell membranes, namely its absolute insolubility in water, also makes it lethal...

    , used to describe a molecule whose effects on organisms can vary between beneficial and toxic
  • Janus particles, amphiphilic particles having one have hydrophilic and the other half hydrophobic
  • Janus Experiments
    Janus Experiments
    The Janus Experiments investigated the effects of exposure to neutron radiation and gamma radiation on mice and dogs. They consisted of ten large scale experiments conducted at Argonne National Laboratory from 1972 to 1989. To explore various relationships, the studies varied radiation type, dose...

    , a series of experiments on radio-sensitivity in mice and dogs
  • Janus kinase
    Janus kinase
    Janus kinase is a family of intracellular, non-receptor tyrosine kinases that transduce cytokine-mediated signals via the JAK-STAT pathway. They were initially named "just another kinase" 1 & 2 , but were ultimately published as "Janus kinase"...

    , an intracellular signaling molecule; component of the JAK-STAT signal system.
  • Janus species, a genetic mutation which results in a single organism possessing two heads.
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