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Argonian calendar at the Xinchei-Konu Monument

Era[edit]

History is typically divided into six eras: Dawn, Merethic, First, Second, Third, and Fourth. The Dawn Era lacks any sense of time at all and the Merethic Era has few specific dates. The term era has been used archaically to refer to both a period of time around 800 years and one of 1,000 years. Numerous details about events in Tamriel's history are debated by scholars, whose opinions are influenced by numerous biases (desire for recognition, loyalty to the realm, racial and cultural conflict, etc.) and a general lack of scientific technique.

Year[edit]

Each year is uniquely expressed by its era and its ordinal numeration with respect to the first year of the era, in the case of the Second[1] and Fourth,[2] whereas the First[3] and Third[4] progress from their respective zeroth years. The Merethic Era is dated backwards, starting at ME 2500, the Convention of the Divines at the Adamantine Tower, to ME 1, the year before King Eplear established the Camoran Dynasty.[3]

Month[edit]

Each year is composed of twelve distinct months (sometimes called "Seasons"[5]), each around thirty days in length.[6] Each month has an associated constellation which is typically in the sky throughout its duration.

Morning Star[edit]

Morning Star (also spelled Morningstar[7] and known as Vakka in Jel, meaning Sun)[8] is the first month of the year. It is a winter month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Sun's Dawn[edit]

Sun's Dawn (known as Xeech in Jel, meaning Nut)[8] is the second month of the year. It is a spring month.[7] It seemingly has 28 days,[6] though some sources place a 29th day in the month.[9][nb 1]

First Seed[edit]

First Seed (known as Sisei in Jel, meaning Sprout)[8] is the third month of the year. It is a spring month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Rain's Hand[edit]

Rain's Hand (known as Hist-Deek in Jel, meaning Hist Sapling)[8] is the fourth month of the year. It is a spring month.[7] It has 30 days.[6]

Second Seed[edit]

Second Seed (known as Hist-Dooka in Jel, meaning Mature Hist)[8] is the fifth month of the year. It is a summer month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Midyear[edit]

Midyear (also spelled Mid Year[10] and Middle Yarr,[11] and known as Hist-Tsoko in Jel, meaning Elder Hist)[8] is the sixth month of the year. It is a summer month.[7] It has 30 days.[6] In the Ayleid version of the calendar the Mid Year was fifty-seven days long and lasted "all across summer", before it was split by Pelinal Whitestrake.[11]

Sun's Height[edit]

Sun's Height (known as Thtithil-Gah in Jel, meaning Egg-Basket)[8] is the seventh month of the year. It is a summer month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Last Seed[edit]

Last Seed (known as Thtithil in Jel, meaning Egg)[8] is the eighth month of the year. It is a fall month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Hearthfire[edit]

Hearthfire (also known as Heartfire,[5] sometimes spelled Hearth Fire[12] or Heart Fire,[13][14] and known as Nushmeeko in Jel, meaning Lizard)[8] is the ninth month of the year. It is a fall month.[7] It has 30 days.[6]

Frostfall[edit]

Frostfall (also spelled Frost Fall[15] and known as Shaja-Nushmeeko in Jel, meaning Semi-Humanoid Lizard)[8] is the tenth month of the year. It is a fall month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Sun's Dusk[edit]

Sun's Dusk (known as Saxhleel in Jel, meaning Argonian)[8] is the eleventh month of the year. It is a winter month.[7] It has 30 days.[6]

Evening Star[edit]

Evening Star (known as Xulomaht in Jel, meaning The Deceased)[8] is the twelfth month of the year. It is a winter month.[7] It has 31 days.[6]

Week[edit]

There are seven days in each week. A month usually lasts around four weeks, but may span up to five.[6] The days are arranged in the following order:[7]

  • Morndas
  • Tirdas
  • Middas
  • Turdas
  • Fredas
  • Loredas
  • Sundas

Day[edit]

Each day is 24 hours.[16] Some days have special significance as holidays.

Notes[edit]

  • The Elder Scrolls calendar shares many similarities with the Gregorian calendar.
  • Morning Star was not present in Morrowind, most likely omitted by accident.

See Also[edit]

References[edit]