HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Ianuarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Cadmus and the Dragon; 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: Ita vita (English: Such is life).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nihil sine labore (English: Nothing without hard work).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Camelus, cupiens cornua, aures perdidit (English: The camel, hoping for horns, lost its ears... as told in an Aesop's fable).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnia probate, quod bonum est, tenete (English: Try all things; what is good, keep).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Laconicas lunas causaris (English: You're blaming the Spartan moons; from Adagia 2.5.25 - The Spartans were superstitious of the moon in their dealings, dating back to a law attributed to Lycrgus that they could not declare war except at the full moon).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Φιλεῖν ἀκαίρως ἴσον ἐστὶ τῷ μισεῖν (English: To love at the wrong moment is the same as to hate).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quid Saxo Magis Durum?. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Omne trium perfectum.
Everything that comes in threes is perfect.
Cherish your friends.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus et Lupus Fores Pulsans, the story of a wise little kid (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vespertilio Perfidus, a story about a bat who tries to take both sides in a war.
Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is XII Dies Natalis, the "Twelve Days of Christmas" translated into Latin; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post.