HODIE (Roman Calendar): Idus Decembres, the Ides of December.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Heracles and Eurystheus; 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: Virescit virtus (English: Virtue flourishes).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sua cuique hora (English: To each his own time).
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In terra caecorum monoculus rex (English: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king). 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: Bis interimitur, qui suis armis perit (English: Someone who dies by his own weapons dies twice over).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is E cantu dignoscitur avis (English: You know the bird by its song; from Adagia 4.2.21).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ne Ferrum Igni. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Occasio capienda est.
You must seize the opportunity.
Amor metu vacat.
Love is free from fear.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus in Cista Natus, the story of a mouse who broadened its horizons (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Monedula Liberata, a paradoxical fable about the cost of freedom.
Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is Gaudete, in honor of Gaudete Sunday; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post.