Heathen Runic Era Calendar notes

(From http://www.nineworldsradio.org/)

The Year

Current evidence suggests that runes have been in use since about 250 BCE, so to get the Runic Era year add 250 to the Common Era year.

The Days

The days of the week are named after the gods and goddesses and are as follows, starting with Sun's day.

 

English Days


Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Old Norse Days


Sunnudagr

Mánadagr

Týsdagr

Óðinsdagr

Þórsdagr

Frjádagr

Laugardagr

Rough Translation


Sunna's day

Manni's day

Tyr's day

Odin's day

Thor's day

Frigga's day

Wash day

The Months

The Months in the Runic Era Calendar are basically named after the seasons or an important event in that month. For example, Harvest corresponds to August - time to harvest the crops.

Runic Months


Snowmoon

Horning

Lenting

Ostara

Merrymoon

Midyear

Haymoon

Harvest

Shedding

Hunting

Fogmoon

Yule

English Months


January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December