Runic calendar


August 13, 2022

The runic calendar is an eternal calendar based on a 19-year metonymic cycle. Also known as the Runic Almanac. It was most common in Sweden in the Middle Ages and later times. The runic calendar is an invention of the Swedes of the Middle Ages. It was mostly written down on paper, or carved on wood or stone. The oldest of the known ones is Nikipingsky, which most likely dates from the 12th century. Most of the calendars (and there are about a thousand of them) come from the 16th and 17th centuries. The greatest period of flourishing of runic calendars is the 18th century. Over 1,800 of them were created during that time. See also Slavic runes


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