This was very kind of you. You have done a lot of research and work on
this. Thank you for sharing it with us. Since I don't know a bit of
Russian I certainly can not find fault with your English.
In Gods and Myths or Northern Europe, H. R. Ellis Davidson says that
the Old winter period started around October 14th, which falls into
the 11-17 period you mentioned.
She also mentions that they had really onlt two main celebratory
seasons, Winter solstice and Summer Solstice with perhaps smaller
festivals in between those.
Any more information on the year you can post is appreciated
- In norse_course@..., "Timothy N. T. Stridmann" <termolaev@...>
> Oh, Alice, I am sorry. :-) But my English is not so good as I want.
> But I'll try here to translate some part of my page...
> Well, I wrote that old scandinavian calendar based on whole weeks,
> but "leap weeks" were inserted in some years.
> Next - that that winter begins in Saturday between 21 and 27 October
> in one sources and in Saturday between 11 and 17 October in the
> Below - ON names of months (some of them I took from the Snorra
> Edda), their translation to russian and corresponding months in
> Gregorian calendar:
> VETR - WINTER
> gormánuðr - month 'gor' - oct-nov
> frermánuðr eða ýlir - frosty month or ??? - nov-dec
> hrútmánuðr eða mörsugr - ram month or ??? - dec-jan
> þorri - thorri - jan-feb
> gói - goi - feb-mar
> einmánuðr - solitary month - mar-apr
> SUMAR - SUMMER
> gaukmánuðr ok sáðtíð eða harpa - cuckoo month and sowing time or ???
> eggtíð ok stekktíð eða skerpla - egg time and calfs pasture time
> or ??? - may-jun
> sólmánuðr ok selmánuðr - sun month and ??? - jun-jul
> heyannir eða ormamánuðr - haymaking or snakes month - jul-aug
> kornskurðarmánuðr eða tvímánuðr - harvest month or double month -
> haustmánuðr - autumn month - sep-oct
> Below - the names of days of weak, and some names relating to time.
> And at the end - the names of some catolics and folk days...
> Excuse me very much if I've translated something wrongly... Just
> correct me :-)))))