HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum Idus Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Danaids; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amicus amico (English: A friend to a friend).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Parietes amicitiae custodes (English: Walls are the guardians of friendship).
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Lupus in fabula (English: The wolf in conversation... in other words "speak of the devil"). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Ubi peccat aetas maior, male discit minor (English: When the older generation makes mistakes, the younger learns a bad lesson).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Non missura cutem, nisi plena cruoris hirudo (English: The leech won't let go of your skin until it's full of blood; from Adagia 2.4.84).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Pereunt Omnia. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
O fallax rerum copia!
O the deceitful abundance of things!
Patria mea totus hic mundus est.
My homeland is this whole world.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Fur et Mater Eius, the shocking story of a thief and his mother.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Transformata, the story of how the ant was once a man (this fable has a vocabulary list).
The Latin holiday songs for today are: Angeli Canunt Praecones, a Latin version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," along with Silentio noctis, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Wśród nocnej ciszy." You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.