Another more sinister theory is that the loss of his tongue might have been meted out as punishment for some crime.
The Romans borrowed parts of their earliest known calendar from the Greeks.
The winter period was then used to create January and February.
The calendar consisted of 10 months in a year of 304 days.
The Romans seem to have ignored the remaining 61 days, which fell in the middle of winter.
These 3 markers were called occurred on the 15th day of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.
They are thought to have been the days of the full moon.
Romulus, the legendary first ruler of Rome, is supposed to have introduced this calendar in the 700s B. Mercedinus was inserted after February 23 or 24, and the last days of February were moved to the end of Mercedinus.