HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Nonas Decembres, the day before the Nones of December.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Actaeon Sees Diana; 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: Roma aeterna (English: Rome is eternal).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In labore libertas (English: In hard work, freedom).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Si fuit hic asinus, non ibi fiet equus (English: If he was a donkey here, he will not become a horse there).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Homo sapiens tacebit usque ad tempus (English: A man who is wise will be silent until the right time).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Iro pauperior (English: More poor than Irus; from Adagia 1.6.76, Irus being the beggar character in Homer's Odyssey).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐν ψύλλης δήξει Θεὸν ἐπικαλεῖται (English: He calls on God's help for the bite of a flea).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vita Quasi Ventus. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Veri amoris nullus est finis.
There is no end of true love.
Sapientia omnia operatur.
Wisdom can do all things.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Animalia Fugans et Leo, the story of a lion and a noisey donkey (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cera Lateri Invidens, the story of the wax who was jealous of a brick — one of my favorite fables!
TODAY'S LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS
The Latin holiday songs for today are: Aquifolia Ornate, a Latin version of "Deck the Halls," along with Puer Nobis Nascitur. You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.