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Maius Mosaic
Maius
Name Maius
Modern Name May
Debut "Pilot"
Significance William Adama (birth month)
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Timeline 29YR
Photo Earth mosaic of the Roman month of Maius [1]

Maius (May) was the third month of the Roman Calendar.[2] It was named for the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

The Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology [for Maius], in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders", and that the following month, June (Junius), is named for the iuniores, or "young people" (Fasti VI.88).[3]

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  1. Photo: May panel from a Roman mosaic of the months, from El Djem, Tunisia, first half of third century AD. Archeological Museum of Sousse, Tunisia. Source: Ad Meskens, 2012, CC BY-SA 3.0.
  2. Maius at the Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on October 18, 2017.
  3. May on Wikipedia. Retrieved on July 6, 2019, edited.
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