Tales of the Iron Ring
THE NERATH CALENDAR
Most common folk observe the year with the passing of seasons, regarding anything that happened before their grandfather’s time to be considered “history”. Priests and scholars, however, still hold to the ancient Nerath Calendar to record events and plan yearly festivals.
As observed by Old Nerath, each year is measured by the cycles of the moons Avaundor and Nenorith. Avaundor (Elvish for “Far-Wanderer”) cycles four times throughout the calendar year, appearing full at the beginning of each season (These days also happen to coincide with the quarterly solar equinoxes and solstices). The calendar itself is recorded by the cycles of Nenorith (Elvish for “Star-Sister”), each of which lasts thirty-seven days. The first day of each cycle is regarded seperately as a holy festival, with the remaining thirty-six days broken into six weeks of six days each.
The weekday names are in order: Starday, Sunday, Moonday, Waterday, Earthday, and Godsday. The eight cycles of Nenorith, starting with the Spring Equinox (the first day of the year), are as follows: Anyas, Samath, Udor, Laer, Orbale, Idan, Torath, and Disere.
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