Ages of TimeEdit
The years are grouped into ages of varying lengths. The beginning of each age is marked by a great event in the history of Etan.
The first age, the Age of Creation, is the age when Etan and humans were created. The age ended when Arwaith arrived and attempted to destroy Etan in the First Divine War. Years in the Age of Creation are designated by the abbreviation AP (Aevum Partum), such as 1000 AP.
The second age, the Age of Gods, is the age when the gods created the other races and began feuding among themselves. The age ended when Arwaith returned and attempted to destroy Etan in the Second Divine War. Years in the Age of Gods are designated by the abbreviation AF (Aevum Filiolus), such as 1000 AF.
The third age, the Age of Mortality, is the age where the gods are separated from Etan with the Divine Barrier after the Second Divine War. Years in the Age of Mortality are designated by the abbreviation AL (Aevum Letalis), such as 1000 AL, though the designation is frequently omitted.
Months of the YearEdit
The Etanian calendar is composed of twelve distinct months, each thirty days in length. The months are as follows:
Days of the WeekEdit
A week in the Etanian calendar is measured in six days. Each of the days is named for one of the gods involved in the creation of Etan except for the last which is named for the spirit of Etan itself. In order, the days are:
Measurement of DaysEdit
Now that Vultus had been placed in a regular path through the sky, the day has become a reasonably consistent measurement of time, a new one beginning whenever Vultus first shows above Etan.
At the end of each year there are five days that belong to no month. These days are considered holy and held in a remembrance of the Divine Exodus. The days are:
- Perfidia - To remember the treachery of Skoros.
- Ruiletalis - To remember fallen mortals.
- Ruifiliolus - To remember fallen gods.
- Laurus - To praise the victorious mortals and gods.
- Paratus - To prepare for the imminent return of Arwaith.