Calendars and Dating

The world of Altear possesses a common year of three hundred and sixty-five days. There are many different forms of reckoning, or calendar then found throughout the world. In most cases these calendars reflect the climate, and general seasonal tendencies of a given region. They also reflect the cultural practices of a given race with some races placing high value on the summer months, and other on the fall.

Seasons Mortal Months Sidhe Calendar Aesir Calendar
Seasons Mortal Months Sidhe Calendar Aesir Calendar
imbolc (Sidhe)
Short Days (Aesir)
January Early Sneactha Gormanudur
February Late Sneactha, Early Breith Ylir
March Late Breith Morsugur
April Early Crann Þorri
May Late Crann, Early Bláthanna Goa
June Late Bláthanna Einmanudur
Lughnasadh (Sidhe)
Nightless Days (Aesir)
July Early Bácáil Harpa
August Late, Bácáil, Early Cogadh Skerpla
September Late Cogadh Solmanudur
October Early Scáth Heyannir
November Late Scáth, Early Uaigh Tvimanudur
December Late Uaigh Haustmanudur


The Sidhe Calendar

Calendar of Cels

The Sidhe Calendar is based around the sacred seasonal holidays of Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasadh, and Samhain. Effectively each holiday marks the beginning of a new season with Imbolc marking the beginning of the new year, and Samhain the dying months of the year. Each season is then split into two forty five day months. Months tend to be named after elements, features, objects, or weather patterns.


1. Month of Sneactha

2. Month of Breith



1. Month of Crann

  • LIfe Day – A holy dak marking Danu’s birth of the world.

2. Month of Bláthanna



1. Month of Bácáil

2. Month of Cogadh



1. Month of Scáth

  • Festival of Souls – Marking the celebration of the dead.

2. Month of Uaigh



The dating system for dating is as followed:

Season | # of Month | Year ATA

Imbolc | 3rd day of Sneachta | 1722 ATA


Aesir Calendar

Calender of Norland

The Aesir live ina harsh world with dark cold nights and summers filled with endless lights. For this reason their seasons are far more blunt and bleak than those of the south. The first seasonal months are the “Short Days” a time of near darkness and cold harsh winters. Finally there are the months of the “Nightless Days” and time of endless light and slightly better winter. Each season has its own months which are split into thirty days each.


The Short Days

1. Gormanudur

2. Ylir

  • The Holiday of Yule occurs with feasting and is said to be connected to the Myth of the Wyld Hunt.

3. Morsugur

4. Þorri

5. Goa

6. Einmanudur


The Nightless Days

During the times of Summer, the Sun rises high into the sky and seems to never leave. An eternal white light that bathes the northern snows and the southern forests with constant light.


7. Harpa

  • The First day of Summer is celebrated with events, contests and feasts to ward off the last spirits of Winter.8. Skerpla

9. Solmanudur

10. Heyannir

  • The growing of hay for the fall begins.


11. Tvimanudur

12. Haustmanudur



The Aesir date things ina very simple manner…

#Day, Month, Year

23, Solmanudur, 1722 ATA