Tarnin Austa – The Gates of Summer

June 21st (Solstice): The “Gates of Summer” (Tarnin Austa) is the Elven Midsummer festival which starts the prior night and anticipates the rising of the Anar, the Sun in the East, who is “steered” in the skies by a fiery Maia (meaning “Beautiful One”) named Arien. In the Elven stories, the Sun was created byContinue reading “Tarnin Austa – The Gates of Summer”

Cuivérë Quendiva, the Awakening of the Quendi (Elves)

November 21st is the Gregorian date that Tië eldaliéva (the Elven Path) has assigned this observance (which means it is not one of the seven feasts in Tolkien’s calendar in the Appendices of Return of the King). However, it is also the First Day of Hrivë, the Elven Winter. The Elven Calendar has 6 seasons,Continue reading “Cuivérë Quendiva, the Awakening of the Quendi (Elves)”

The Elven Calendar, or Loa

The following is the Elven Calendar, or “Loa” with what could be termed as the Solar observations. From Tolkien: Turuhalmë (Elven “LogDrawing”) December 21st Solvalwaris (Purification, begin Stirring): February 2nd Yestarë (Elven New Year, begin Spring): March 28th Nost-na-Lothion (Day of Flowers, begin Summer) May 22nd Tarnin Austa (Gates of Summer) June 21st Yavië (beginContinue reading “The Elven Calendar, or Loa”