One version of the Coligny Calendar.
Months (Moonths?) begin at the New Moon.
Each tabulated month, below, should have the following month appended to it,
to indicate that the Coligny month begins in the listed calendar month, but will
extend into the next month.
Thus, “October” below may be read as
meaning that the month of Saminos begins at the new moon of October.
Month Gaulish Meaning Notes --------- ----------- ------------------ -------- Oct/Nov Saminos Seed Fall Nov/Dec Dumannios Darkest Depths Dec/Jan Riuros Cold Time Jan/Feb Anagantios Stay Home Time 1 Feb/Mar Ogronios Time of Ice Mar/Apr Cutios Time of Winds Apr/May Giamonios Shoot Show 2 May/Jun Simivisonnos Time of Brightness 3 Jun/Jul Equos Horse Time 4 Jul/Aug Elembivios Claim Time 5 Aug/Sep Edrinios Arbitration Time 6 Sep/Oct Cantlos Song Time 7
- lit. ‘unable to go out’
- Burgeoning seeds.
- The Sun is at its zenith.
- Season for visiting and traveling
- Marriages contracted and cases presented to the judges at fairs.
- Claims have been judged and a reckoning awarded.
- Poets end their circuit of the land and settle for wintering in.
- A thirteenth lunation was termed mid-saminos.