Tue 27th November 2007, 4:39pm
QUOTE(jorge @ Tue 27th November 2007, 9:53am)
I think in this case Giano is a nickname for Giacomo (Italian for James). Gino is a shortening of Luigino, a nickname for Luigi (Italian for Lewis)....
I actually saw that when looking for a picture of St. Giano. It turns out that Giano was a name which subsumed the pre-christian God Janus (they did this a lot in pagan Europe - also this is the origin of Easter, and probably Christmas, which was a pagan festival).
The two-head thing is Giano-specific. I don't know why. But most pictures of Giano have two faces.
I thought Giano was John - when I looked for St. Giano, I got St. John.
I have a friend who's in the Catholic ordained life (not Essjay
), and who happens to be a real Italian, speaking several languages, including fluent English. I can verify, next time we speak.
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Someone did send me a concerned message, on this board, explaining to me that Kelly has/had nothing to do with any secret list, so I decided to make that prominent, as it clearly was important to her.