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There are also stories told that Janus was the God who invented money and initiated commerce, for reasons that are not entirely clear. As a result of this, many merchants worshipped him. Janus had a relationship with nymph Camasene, and they had a son called Tiberinus. He was drowned in the river, and this led to it being renamed the Tiber. Janus, in many myths, was the father of several children, including Canens and Fontus. Canens was the goddess of song, and Fontus, the deity of wells and springs popular in the public religion. In most myths, Janus was Saturn's brother, and their father was the primeval sky god.
==Rituals and the God of doorways====
[[File: Janus Three.jpg |200px|thumb|left|Temple of Janus on a coin]]
Janus was a ubiquitous presence in Rome and its many colonies, especially in Italy. As god of beginnings, he was typically invoked at the beginning of political assemblies and religious ceremonies. Janus was invoked as the first of any gods in regular liturgies. He was also honored at weddings, deaths, and other important transitions in life. God also oversaw seasonal events such as planting, harvests, seasonal changes. Archaic rituals and rites were often conducted during these auspicious events.