Months of the year
Narvinyë Nénimë Súlimë Víressë Lótessë Nárië Cermië Urimë Yavannië Narquelië Hísimë Ringarë Narwain Nínui Gwaeron Gwirith Lothron Nórui Cerveth Urui Ivanneth Narbeleth Hithui Girithron Afteryule Solmath Rethe Astron Thrimidge Forelithe Afterlithe Wedmath Halimath Winterfilth Blotmath Foreyule Frery Chithing Lithe Mede Harvestmath Wintring Blooting Yulemath
The fourth month of the year according to the
Shire Calendar, following Rethe the third month, and followed in turn by Thrimidge the fifth month. Astron was roughly equivalent to modern April, but not exactly so: in modern terms it ran from 23 March (soon after the Spring Equinox) to 21 April.
The structure of the
Shire Calendar was developed from the Kings' Reckoning of the Dúnedain, and so the thirty days of Astron map directly onto the equivalent month from that calendar of Men, which they called or Víressë . The name also varied in Gwirith Bree, where the same period of thirty days was given the name ' Chithing'.
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