Re: New file uploaded to gothic-l (Christmas and Yule)
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May is of course Summer month - sommarmånaden. It is natural since the
Nordic summer starts as I wrote yesterday around the 5th of May. That
is quite proven and hence May is Sommarmånaden. It is however not
mentioned in the Bondepraktika.
So we have now the natural list (as it should be):
January - Midvintermånad/Midwinter month
February - Göjemånad
March - Torsmånad/Torre månad /Plogmånad/Ploughing-/Planting-)?
April - Vårmånad/Spring month
May - Sommarmånad/summer month
June - Midsommarmånad/Midsummer month
July - Hömånad/Hay month
August - Skördemånad/Harwest month
September - Höstmånad/Autumn month
October - Slaktmånad/Slaughter month
November - Vintermånad/Winter month (Winter starts c:a 4 nov.)
December - Julmånad/Yule month
Comment: According to Hellquist Torsmånad/Torre was originally in
March but was later understood as January.It could both be interpreted
as Þórr and as 'dry' winter. There is disagreement since nobody knows
for sure. Still it fits with Tor and ploughing. Göje is the first
Newmoon after January.
--- In email@example.com, "Ingemar Nordgren" <ingemar@...> wrote:
> Hi Llama non,
> You asked about the Swedish month-names. If we go back to the
> Bondepraktika, which is not ON but just medieval we have:
> January- Torsmånad
> February- Göjemånad
> March - Martius, Mars månad (latin of course)
> April - Aprilis, April månad (-"- )
> May - Majus, Maj månad ( -"- )
> June - Midsommarmånad (and Junius)
> July - Hömånad
> August - Skördemånad
> September - Höstmånad
> October - Slaktmånad
> November - Vintermånad
> December - Julmånad
> Accordingly I fucked it up earlier with Göje and Slaughtermonth which
> are February and October.
> Suggestion for May I would say Lövmånad/Leafmonth since e.g. Maypole
> is understood as a leafed pole. May bis the rebirth of leafed plants.
> March and April I do not really know but I think it should be natural
> with 'vårmånad'-spring month for April??
> I am a bit dubious concerning Tor in january since he is connected
> with farming and specially ploughing in old saywords.At Borholm it
> says 'Three (plough)lines for Þórr give a green spring'. During the
> Disting the first symbolic ploughlines were made with sacrifice of
> bread to Freja. I would rather have Torsmånad in March as a
> preparation for sowing and January would fit better to e.g.
> frostmånad-Frost month or better Midvintermånad-Mid Winter month since
> the Midwinter feast/Disting starts its cycle 21 januari but during an
> 8-years cycle it moves until 19 february.At the Disting the first
> symbolic ploughglines were taken and hence Ploughmonth -Torsmonth
> would fit rather well the following month and before sowing/planting
> in 'Vårmånaden'(Spring month)
> This, as I say, is a medieval naming being used until almost modern
> times and hence there has been a lot of late influence on the naming.
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