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Blotmath

Months in the Shire Calendar
  1. Afteryule (January)
  2. Solmath (February)
  3. Rethe (March)
  4. Astron (April)
  5. Thrimidge (May)
  6. Forelithe (June)
  7. Afterlithe (July)
  8. Wedmath (August)
  9. Halimath (September)
  10. Winterfilth (October)
  11. Blotmath (November)
  12. Foreyule (December)

Blotmath (pronounced Blodmath or Blommath) was 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). It was called Blooting in Bree.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"