Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Wise Cap Seller And The Naughty Monkeys

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  Once there was a cap seller who wandered from one place to the    other  to sell caps calling, 
                               Caps for sale...
                               caps for sale...
                               red caps,
                               yellow caps
                               and green caps...
                              caps for sale..
 One day the cap seller was going on his way to sell caps. It was a hot summer day and the man was feeling tired, he stopped under a tree to take some rest.. He kept his basket of caps by his side and fell asleep.
 A group of naughty monkeys lived on the tree. They saw the colorful caps in the basket. They came down and wore the caps on their heads like the cap seller wore.They climbed up the tree  wearing those caps.
After a while the cap seller woke up and found that the basket was empty and all the caps were missing.  'The monkeys on the tree were wearing the caps.'
"Come on you naughty monkeys, give my caps back.", the seller yelled at them. Monkeys  only imitated and copied him.
''Oh ! The monkeys have the habit of imitating others.'', the cap seller thought. He got an idea to get his caps back.  
He threw his own cap down. Seeing it, the monkeys threw down their caps too. The cap seller hurriedly collected all the caps and moved on chanting,
                         Caps for sale...
                          caps for sale...
                          red caps,
                         yellow caps
                         and green caps...
                        caps for sale.
                                      ( Panchtantra story) Re told by- Aunt Mary   
                    
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Origins of Months' Names

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The first month of the year January was named after the Roman god Janus who is believed to be the god of beginning and changing.
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The name February belongs to the Italian god Februus. It is also said that this month is named after Februa, a Roman festival of purification. 
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  The third month of the year March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war, who is believed to be the guardian of agriculture too.
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Roman people called this month Aprills, that comes from the Latin word  aperire which means to open. Possibly because in this month the buds begin to open.

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May is supposed to be named for the Roman  goddess Maiesta, the goddess of honor and regard.
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This month is named after the Roman goddess of marriage Juno. The name might also come from the Latin word iuniores , meaning younger ones.


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July was named to honor Julius Caesar ,who was born in this month. Julius was a Roman statesman, general and a remarkable author of Latin prose.
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August is named after the first Roman emperor Augustus.
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September comes from the Latin word septem which means seven. September was the seventh month of old Roman calendar.
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The month of falls got its name from the Latin word octo meaning
eight.It was the eighth month of old Roman calendar.
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November was the ninth month in the old roman calender and it retained it's name from the Latin word  novem that means nine.
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The last month of the year December gets its name from the Latin word decem meaning ten and it was the tenth month in ancient Roman calendar.
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                                          -Aunt Mary
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