Old Norse Calendar Stainless Steel Pendant
The old Norse calendar is lunisolar, where the lunar months were tied to the solar year, dividing the year into two seasons: summer and winter.
The 12 months are divided into six nattleysi (nightless days), or summer months, and six skammdegi (short days), or winter months. In the middle of summer, an extra period is added, called sumarauki (additional summer, these days referring to Indian summer) to make sure each month would start around the same time each year.
While not used anymore in a daily basis, the old calendar is still very much useful today, as the dates for major Icelandic holidays, like First Day of Summer and Þorrablót are still calculated using it.
The pendants are made of 316L stainless steel, a nickel and molybdenum alloy known for its sturdiness and corrosion resistance. The pendant color is dark grey, light conditions may make the pendant appear brighter or darker. The rope length is 60cm and adjustable.
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