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April - Sacred to Venus

Some say the name comes from Aphrodite. Jakob Grimm said it derived from the name of a god or hero named Aper or Aprus. Others say the name comes from Latin aperire, to open. Modern scholars believe it comes from the same root as “other,” meaning the other month at the start of the year, after March.

In the time of Charlemagne, this was the Grass-month
The Anglo Saxons knew it as the Easter month
For the Norse it was Gaukmonad, cuckoo month, or Saidtid, seed tide
In Gaul, the month was named Giamonios (shoots show)
In Gaelic, it is Ceitin na h'oinsich, the cuckoo's May, the fool's May

April weather is known for its variability:

O how this spring of love resembles

The uncertain glory of an April day.

— Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, I, iii, 84

Goddesses of April: Venus, Aphrodite, Cybele, Fortuna, Ceres, Tellus Mater, Pales, Artemis



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