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Anglo-Saxon months
Wulf-monath (January)
Sprout-kale (February)
Hlyd-monath (March)
Eostur-monath (April)
Thromilchi (May)
Litha (June)
Maed-monath (July)
Weod-monath or Scere-monath (August)
Harvest-monath (September)
Winterfylleth (October)
Blod-monath (November)
Heligh-monath (December)

Wulf-monath indicated the time of the year when hungry wolves came into the villages.

Sprout-kale was the time of the year when cabbages sprouted.

Hlyd-monath expressed the month when there were storms.

Eostur-monath commemorated the goddess of fertility.

Thromilchi supposedly was the month when cows could be milked three times a day.

Litha has a meaning which can not be determined with certainty.

Maed-monath (mead-month) was when meadows were in bloom.

Weod-monath (weed-month) or Scere-monath, was the month for shearing.

Harvest-monath is easily understood.

Winterfylleth, or the full moon, marked the beginning of winter.

Blod-monath (blood month) was when the cattle and other domestic animals were butchered.

Heligh-monath was "holy-month".

—From Clockwork Man by Lawrence Wright;
published by Elek Books Ltd.; London; 1968.
This entry is located in the following unit: Calendar Names of Days and Months in Different Languages (page 1)