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Dates
Between 22 October and 20 November on a modern (Gregorian) calendar
Race
Culture
Pronunciation
blo'tmath
Meaning
'Blood month'1
Other names
Blodmath, Blommath, Blooting (the Mannish months of Hísimë and Hithui also corresponded closely with Blotmath, without being directly related)

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Blotmath

The eleventh month of the Shire Calendar

Months of the year

The eleventh month of the Shire Calendar, approximately equivalent to modern November (in fact running from 22 October to 20 November on a modern calendar).


Notes

1

To the Anglo-Saxons, from whom this name comes, the approach of winter traditionally saw the sacrifice of livestock, and the offering of sacrifices in the hope that the winter months would be mild. Hence in Old English this month was known as Blotmath or Blodmath, the 'blood month'.

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