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  CalendarHome.com - Calendar - Calendar Encyclopedia
A lunar calendar is synchronized to the motion of the Moon (moon phases); an example is the Islamic calendar.
A lunisolar calendar is synchronized both to the motion of the Moon and to the apparent motion of the Sun; an example is the Jewish calendar.
Calendars in widespread use today include the Gregorian calendar, which is the de facto international standard, and is used almost everywhere in the world for civil purposes, including in China and India (along with the Indian national calendar).
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /Calendar.htm   (1507 words)

  
  Perpetual calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A perpetual calendar is a calendar which is good for a span of many years, such as the Runic calendar.
For the Gregorian calendar, a perpetual calendar often consists of 14 one-year calendars, plus a table to show which one-year calendar is to be used for any given year.
Note that such a perpetual calendar fails to indicate the dates of moveable feasts such as Easter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perpetual_calendar   (189 words)

  
 BabelStone : Keyboard Layouts : Runic
The Runic script is clearly releated to the Latin script, as can be seen from the Runic letters for A, B, K, F, H, I, M, R, S and T, although it is believed to be derived from a North Italic script rather than Latin itself.
The 75 Unicode runic letter characters are intended to represent all of the various shapes and forms of runic letters that are found in the various fuþarks and runic alphabets.
Runic inscriptions are commonly written Left-To-Right (LTR), but may be written Right-To-Left (RTL), or with a combination of LTR and RTL lines, as is the case on the Franks Casket.
www.babelstone.co.uk /Keyboards/Runic.html   (1942 words)

  
 Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A lunar calendar is synchronized to the motion of the Moon (moon phases); an example is the Islamic calendar.
For example, a calendar provides a way to determine which days are religious or civil holidays, which days mark the beginning and end of business accounting periods, and which days have legal significance, such as the day taxes are due or a contract expires.
Calendars are also used as part of a complete timekeeping system: date and time of day together specify a moment in time.
hallencyclopedia.com /Calendar   (1910 words)

  
 Calendar - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A lunisolar calendar is a lunar calendar that compensates by adding an extra month as needed to realign the months with the seasons.
For example, a calendar provides a way to determine which days are religious or civil holiday s, which days mark the beginning and end of business accounting periods, and which days have legal significance, such as the day taxes are due or a contract expires.
Calendars in widespread use today include the Gregorian calendar, which is the de facto international standard, and is used almost everywhere in the world for civil purposes, including in China and India.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /calendar.htm   (1822 words)

  
 Definition of Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A lunar calendar is synchronized to the motion of the Moon ( moon phases); an example is the Islamic calendar.
A lunisolar calendar is synchronized to the motions of both the Moon and the Sun; an example is the Jewish calendar.
The Persian calendar is used in Iran and Afghanistan.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Calendar   (1692 words)

  
 calendar
Cycles in a calendar are often synchronised with the perceived motion of astronomical objects.
A lunar calendar is synchronized to the motion of the Moon (lunar phases); an example is the Islamic calendar.
The Ethiopian calendar or Ethiopic calendar is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
hometown.aol.de /hawkeyezak/wo-21236.html   (1981 words)

  
 Secrets of Heathen Time-Keeping
The old calendar was luni-solar and is said to have begun the new year at the first new moon on or after October 14th.
The reconstructed calendar predicts that the new year begins, according to the modern (Gregorian) calendar, with the first new moon that occurs on or after October 18th and this could be called (new) Winter's day.
The calendar is easier to understand by the use of the ancient runic calendar stick, also called clog almanacs, primestaves, or runestocks.
www.geocities.com /suntheorem/soma.htm   (2130 words)

  
 What are the different types of Calendars?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Gregorian calendar was later adopted by most of the West, starting in 1582, and it has since become the world's dominant civic calendar.
A pragmatic calendar is one that is based on observation; an example is the religious Islamic calendar and the religious Jewish calendar in the time of the Temple.
A theoretical calendar is one that is based on a strict set of rules; an example is the Jewish calendar.
www.edinformatics.com /inventions_inventors/calendar.htm   (1448 words)

  
 Object: Runic Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Although this wooden calendar was carved in the seventeenth century, the runic letters that make up the text are an ancient script.
Long past that period, the runic alphabet was used on monuments and tombstones.
Runic letters are generally angular and are particularly suited for inscription on wood, where the natural grain of the medium makes curved lines difficult.
rmc.library.cornell.edu /Paper-exhibit/runic.html   (107 words)

  
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Years of the Era: the Gregorian calendar is called the Christian calendar because it uses the birth of Jesus Christ as a starting point.
At the time of this decision the oldest Runic artifact discovered in Europe had been dated to 250 years before Christ.
The common names used in the English speaking western world are actually derived from the ancient pre-Christian gods of Europe, as follows.
home.comcast.net /~orionmagus/asacalendar.htm   (586 words)

  
 The Germanic Lunar Calendar
This kind of calendar is called a "solunar" system because it is a combination of both a solar and a lunar calendar, using a 13th month occasionally to ensure the lunar year more or less keeps up to the solar year.
Also the Old Norse calendar staves, the so-called runic calendar, consisting of long wooden sticks on which the passing of seven-day weeks were recorded using the first 7 runes of the Old Norse alphabet.
The most complex pattern of the calendar needing to be memorized or written down is the 19 year sequence of years consisting either 12 or 13 months in length, known as the Metonic cycle.
www.bc-freehold.org /articles/calendar.html   (3945 words)

  
 The Rune School - Lesson 7
The precise origins of the pictoral runic alphabet is a matter of debate.
The oldest true runic alphabet is known as the Elder Futhark taking its name from the (sounds of) its first letters, ie F-U-TH-A-R-K. It is a 24 character script.
Whilst inevitably the majority of rune research should be devoted to seeking to rediscover the ways of the Viking/Saxon runemasters, we should not assume they knew all the secrets of the runes and that there is nothing new to be revealed.
www.runeschool.org /courses/intro_03/07_efuthark.htm   (1353 words)

  
 The Heathens in Tartu in 1987 - 1994. Heritage Protection Club Tžlet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
IX) and folk calendar festivals, whereas the latter are given a wider interpretation (e.g.
The runic calendar ("Sirvilauad") that reflects the Heathen calendar is mainly based on folk calendar festivals; the names of these festivals are chosen as vernacular as possible, trying to avoid those that imply Christian holidays.
If there is a difference between the Taara calendar and the runic calendar ('Sirvilauad'), the latter name is given after a slash.
www.vinland.org /heathen/pagancee/taara.html   (4567 words)

  
 Lunar Calendar, Runic Oracle and Other Programs for Download
This version of the Runic Oracle was created for Nokia Series 40 mobile phones and should work fine on all of them that have screen size 128 x 128 pixels, which are: Nokia 2650, 3100, 3120, 3125, 3200, 3300, 5100, 6100, 6108, 6200, 6220, 6225, 6585, 6610, 6800, 6810, 7200, 7210, 7250, 7250i.
Lunar Calendar displays a verbose description of the current lunar situation for any day you choose (from the years 2006 - 2008).
Runic Oracle exists in Windows version only, but should work fine on any breed of Windows.
lunarium.co.uk /downloads.php   (233 words)

  
 Franks Casket - Inscriptions - A Magic Spell powered by a Luni-Solar Calendar
Death on the battlefield, brought about by a Woden’s daughter and being raised from the dead by her kiss and a draught of her beer, that is the only desirable end for a pagan warlord.
This type of solar calendar may have been in use with peasants, but it was not sufficient for the temple or church.
But as the calendar is to "power" the spell of pictures and runes for the benefit of the protégée for whom it was designed, it must not end here.
www.franks-casket.de /english/extro02.html   (4630 words)

  
 Moonchild Lunar Calendar Harvest Moon
This is represented in both the physical harvests of energy that was expended in growth and spiritual harvests of the insights and in the meditations which will sustain both the body and the spirit during the coming winter months.
The Runic Calendar of Nordic traditions, (which is governed by half months rather than full months), divides this moon of the year by Ur (Primal Strength) from July 14th through July 28th, and Thorn (Defense) from July 29th through August 12th.
The American Backwoods Calendar refers to this moon of the year as the Sturgeon Moon or the Corn Moon and is determined by whichever full moon falls in August.
www.midnightmoonchild.com /moonchild9thmoonpage.html   (659 words)

  
 Review -- Runic Palmistry
Hand readers can be said to fall into one of two main categories: those who focus on character analysis (the more scientific approach), and those that focus on the future (the intuitive approach).
The first half of Runic Palmistry offers a system of character analysis both familiar and brand new.
Runic Palmistry reads easily and any new student of hands will have fun applying this system to their own hands and the hands of friends.
www.handanalysis.net /library/rvw_runic.htm   (389 words)

  
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The other important evidences of from the Carpathian Basin runic scripts are the by Torma Zsófia found pottery pieces and clay discs, in 1857, 20Km from Tatárlaka near Tordos, Transylvania.
such as: with the Magyar Runic Scripts there are 24 identical signs in the Phoenician, 21 in the Etruscan, 19 in the Egyptian, 18 in the Sumerian, 17 in the Turk.
All over the world, the runic stick was mainly used for memories or for keeping record of loaned goods.
www.atti.info /runics.htm   (4787 words)

  
 Permanent exhibition - System of chronology
A calendar reflects the rhythmic course of life, at the same time guaranteeing the continuation of the rhythm.
It is evident that the system of chronology must have developed somewhat differently for those tilling the land and for those engaged in hunting and fishing, since the nature of their common activities was different.
The names of the calendar months were probably not taken into popular use until the first Estonian language calendars were printed.
www.erm.ee /vanast/pysi/engpages/krono.html   (1028 words)

  
 Charlotte Astronomy Lyceum
This is relevant to those who own runic calendar sticks that predict the phases of the moon.
This solar calendar exactly defines the same ancient religious events that the northman's lunar calendar does.
The calendar could be improved by inserting 29 leap days every 79 years.
www.geocities.com /suntheorem   (743 words)

  
 Rune Monuments - Page 2 of 4
Runic inscriptions often run in a continuous stave, as shown on this stone from the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.
The old rune carvers were pretty indiscriminate about whether they went left to right, right to left, upwards, downwards, and even upside down.
There is archaeological evidence that inscriptions were often colored using red, white and fl pigments.
www.runemaker.com /monument2.shtml   (153 words)

  
 Prime Curios!: 19
The Bahá'í calendar is made up of 19 months of 19 days each.
In ancient Sweden the dates of the full moon were computed by runic calendar sticks (runstavar) with the full moon marked only at 19 fixed dates within each month.
Every 19 years, the intercalary month of Chinese Calendar is inserted after the eighth month and is called "ren ba yue" (double August).
primes.utm.edu /curios/page.php/19.html   (1988 words)

  
 My What Is Disting?
Disting is a festival in the old runic calendars.
The actual date for Disting is the 25th of January (I have a computer calendar of the old runic calendar and other holidays).
These are the Disir that "our" Feast of Disting is based on.
members.tripod.com /norske/disting.html   (348 words)

  
 Kensington Rune Stone
The runic scholars who originally examined the KRS were unfamiliar with this uncommon symbol.
Computus Runicus: The Runic Calendar from Gotland from 1328, with commentary written in 1626 by Ole Worm.
According to an interview with USA Today, their motive was to cast doubt on the validity of the original KRS.
www.econ.ohio-state.edu /jhm/arch/kens/kens.htm   (1890 words)

  
 Permanent exhibition - Runic calendar
However, no too great importance should be ascribed to it in the Estonian system of chronology, as in all probability it was used by part of the Estonians only.
of the Estonian runic calendar contains seven recurring signs, which are the seven first characters of the runic alphabet.
There are differences between calendars in marking holidays both in the choice of the days regarded as worth indicating and in the way of denoting them.
www.erm.ee /vanast/pysi/engpages/sirvlaud.html   (370 words)

  
 Odin LIVES! The Runic Era Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Current evidence suggests that runes have been in use since about 250 BCE, so to get the Runic Era year add 250 to the Common Era year.
The days of the week are named after the gods and goddesses and are as follows, starting with Sun's day.
The Months in the Runic Era Calendar are basically named after the seasons or an important event in that month.
www.odinlives.org /cal.html   (79 words)

  
 Asatru Holidays
This Asatru Calendar has been prepared to aid members of the Asatru Faith properly schedule Feast Days and days of mandatory ritual observance.
In Iceland it had strong agricultural overtones, but elsewhere in the Nordic world, it was a time to sacrifice to Odinn for victory in the summer voyages and battles.
Winter Nights celebrates the bounty of the harvest and honors Freya and the fertility and protective spirits called Disir, that She leads (often the Disir are seen as our female ancestors).
asatru.org /Holidays.html   (2552 words)

  
 asatrucalendar
One of the greatest duties of the believer in the Gods and Goddesses of our elder faith is to keep the holy feasts, or blessings, of the year.
The Jorvik Viking Festival is one of the most colorful events in the calendar and a chance for visitors to York to experience history at first hand.
Winter Nights celebrates the bounty of the harvest and honors Freya and the fertility spirits called Disir, that she leads (sometimes these beings are thought of as ones female ancestors).
syrylynrainbowdragon.tripod.com /asatrucalendar.html   (6045 words)

  
 Rune Websites from Around the World
There are comprehensive discussions of known runic inscriptions and of Runic charms.
They are mostly carved on stone but are also found on objects of metal, bone, horn and wood.
The sigils are similar to the northern runes, but do not the same phoentic values or meanings.
www.sunnyway.com /runes/links2.html   (2955 words)

  
 Papers of O.G. Landsverk
Runic Inscriptions in the Western Hemisphere – 1978
The Runic Horn of Waukegan, Illinois: A Supposed Viking Artifact Unmasked
Runic Inscriptions from the British Isles, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway – Dr. George Stephans
archives.luther.edu /records_groups/rg15/landsverk.html   (2161 words)

  
 The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Unicode codes for the lunation runes, used in certain medieval Scandinavian perpetual calendar staves as golden numbers 1-19.
Note that the first sixteen of them make up the so-called younger futhark (runic alphabet), but with the fourteenth and fifteenth runes (codes 5850 and 5848, i.e.
R. Elliott, The Runic Script, in The World's Writing Systems, edited by Peter T. Daniels and William Bright, Oxford Univ. Press, 1996.
www.research.att.com /~njas/sequences/A098476   (301 words)

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