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Flower: Daisy or Sweet Pea
Taurus (April 21 - May 20)
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
More May lore here
|Spanish: En mayo
The month 'may' have been named for the Greek goddess
Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility,
Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.
In Japan, there is a so-called 'May sickness',
where new students or workers start to be tired of their new
schoolwork or jobs. (In Japan schoolyears and fiscal years
start on April 1st).
May is a character in the Merchant's Tale
part of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. May was young
woman who married a 60 year-old knight Januarie. The name
is thought to represent youth opposing her husband's old age.
In the tale she weds the old knight but has an affair with
his squire, who the Merchant indicates may be the true father
of May and Januarie's child.
The first Saturday is the Kentucky Derby.
The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day.
Old saying: April Showers Bring May Flowers.
Old joke: What do Mayflowers bring?
|For the want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost;
For the want of a horseshoe a horse was lost;
For the want of a horse, the rider was lost;
For the want of a rider, the message was lost;
For the want of a message, the battle was lost;
For the want of a battle, the war was lost;
For the want of a war, the kingdom was lost;
And all for the want of a horseshoe's nail.
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