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Lótessë was the fifth month of the year in the King's Reckoning and the Stewards' Reckoning. In both calendars it followed the month Víressë and preceded the month Nárië. In the King's Reckoning it lasted from the 122nd day through the 151st day of the year. Due to the insertion of the feast-day of Tuilérë before Víressë, in the Stewards' Reckoning it lasted from the 123rd day through the 152nd day of the year.[1]

Lótessë was approximately equivalent to modern May (though in fact running from modern 22 April and 21 May in the King's Reckoning or 23 April and 22 May in the Stewards' Reckoning).


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