The perpetual pagan ritual calendar

Category: Calendar History

A History of Calendars: Babylonia to Greece

As you may have already noticed, this website is largely focused on the exploration of the 19 year cycle of the sun and the moon known as the Metonic cycle, and its place in history and the Druidic tradition. In the previous articles in this series we have discussed ancient monuments and artefacts that measure [...]

The Druidcraft Calendar’s Historical Basis

The Druidcraft calendar was never intended as a genuine authentic ancient druidic calendar. Instead it is a tool to help modern pagan practitioners to understand the movements of the sun and moon for ritual and predictive purposes, which by its very nature is a calendar. Despite this, in this article I would like to discuss [...]

A History of Calendars: The Nebra Sky Disk

In my last article in this series I discussed a number of prehistoric calendar sites that show that early humans were concerned with reconciling the movements of the sun and moon in order to follow a lunisolar calendar. The problem with reconciling the movements of the sun with the movements of the moon is that [...]

A History of Calendars: The Ancient World

I have decided to create a series of posts about calendars throughout history. In doing so I hope to both learn more about calendars myself, and also create a repository of information for other people who might take an interest in this subject in the future. I want to say right up front that I [...]