HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Idus Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Deucalion and Pyrrha; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Beati pacifici (English: Blessed are the peace-makers).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Copia ex industria (English: Abundance as a result of effort).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Gallo canente, spes reddit (English: When the cock crows [i.e., at dawn], hope returns).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sero sapiunt Phryges (English: The Phrygians [i.e., the Trojans] are wise too late [i.e., after they have already brought the wooden horse inside the walls]).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Bocchyris iudicium (English: The judgment of Bocchyris; from Adagia 2.7.65 - A man had a sexual dream about a prostitute, and the prostitute demanded he pay her for dream services; King Bocchyris of Egypt ruled that the money be put into a basin and shaken around so that the prostitute could enjoy the look of the coin and thus be satisfied appropriately).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Δρυὸς πεσούσης, πᾶς ἀνὴρ ξυλεύεται (English: When the oak tree has fallen, every man can gather wood).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Grata et Ingrata. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Coclea et Iuppiter, the story of why the snail carries its house on its back.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mors et Pauper, a story in which Death itself makes an appearance (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Words from Mythology. For more about HERCULES and HERCULEAN, see this blog post.