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The people of Mid-World understand that the world consists of four seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - however some places of Mid-World take this a step further by adapting the calendar cycle in different ways.

They also follow the year within a twelve month cycle.

Agricultural Calendar[]

The residents of the Barony of New Canaan expanded the basic four seasons into seven different stages which match with the ancient agricultural calendar. These are Winter, Wide-Earth, Sowing, Mid-Summer, Full-Earth, Reaping and Years End. Each of these stages are marked by a Fair Day.

It appears that other places followed this calendar as well such as the village of Eluria.

Lunar cycles[]

The year is further divided into moons in Mid-World. Each full moon is named for a face that its surface appears to resemble; unlike the moon of Earth, this face is different throughout the year. Several moons are named in the series:

  • The Goat Moon - February.[1]
  • The Kissing Moon - Mid-summer.
  • The Peddlers Moon - Late summer.
  • The Huntress Moon - Autumn, during Full Earth.[2]
  • The Demon Moon - Late autumn and early winter. The last moon of the year.[3]

Between the Huntress and Demon Moons the Reaptide Festival takes place, with the day after the festival being called Reap Morn symbolising the first day of winter.

  1. Wolves of the Calla, page 138, 140 (Eddie's birthday).
  2. Wolves of the Calla, page 4 (Andy's horoscope).
  3. Wizard and Glass, page 18