Dunian Months & Days

Everything you need to know about the system of weeks and months from the world of Theonite: Planet Adyn and Orbit.


Dunian Weeks

The Dunian week has eight days, five days of work, followed by three days of rest, celebration, and worship.

1. Nagidon – a day of work, named for the mythical human ancestor, Nagi, from the Donkili

2. Kabadon – a day of work, named for the mythical human ancestor, Kaba, from the Donkili

3. Nnyandon – a day of work, named for the mythical human ancestor, Nnyan, from the Donkili

4. Chakadon – a day of work, named for the mythical human ancestor, Chaka, from the Donkili

5. Negedon – a day of work, named for the mythical human ancestor, Nege, from the Donkili

6. Bembadon – a day of rest, named for the mythical human ancestor, Bemba, from the Donkili

7. Suradon – a day of reflection and festivals, named for the mythical human ancestor, Sura, from the Donkili

8. Kiyedon – a day of worship, named for the Falleya God, Kiye


Dunian Months

The Dunian year has twelve lunar months.

1. Nyaarekalo – the month of birth, thanks, and new life, named for the Falleya Goddess, Nyaare (roughly coincides with Earth’s July)

2. Namikalo – the month of rain, named for the mythical human ancestor, Nami, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s August)

3. Sansumakalo – the third month of Yamma’s rainy season, named for Yamma’s first queen, Sansuma Zankare (roughly coincides with Earth’s September)

4. Sokolokalo – the fourth and last month of Yamma’s rainy season, named for Yamma’s second queen, Sokolo Wagadu (roughly coincides with Earth’s October)

5. Koronkalo – the first month of Yamma’s cold season, named for Yamma’s theird queen, Koronka Wagadu (roughly coincides with Earth’s November)

6. Sibikalo – the second month of Yamma’s cold season, the month of craft, named for the mythical human ancestor, Sibi, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s December)

7. Nyangakalo – the third month of Yamma’s cold season, the month of stories and memory, named for the mythical human ancestor, Nyanga, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s January)

8. Madugukalo – the fourth and last month of Yamma’s cold season, named for the mythical human ancestor, Madugu, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s February)

9. Sayaakalo – the first month of Yamma’s dry season, named for the mythical human ancestor, Sayaa, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s March)

10. Joyakalo – the second month of Yamma’s dry season, named for the mythical human ancestor, Joya, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s April)

11. Siyakalo – (also called Siyatakalo in some dialects) the third month of Yamma’s dry season, named for Yamma’s martyr princess, Siyata, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s May)

12. Kribakalo – the fourth and final month of Yamma’s dry season, the month of fire before the flood, named for the mythical human ancestor, Kri, from the Donkili (roughly coincides with Earth’s June)


Seasons & School Year

The Dunian year is divided based on Yamma’s seasons: the Rainy Season (from the end of Kribakalo to mid Sokolokalo), the Cold Season (from mid Sokolokalo to late Madugukalo), and the Dry Season (from late Madugukalo to late Kribakalo). The school year, which is standard across Duna, runs from Koronkalo to Kribakalo. It is eight months instead of the American ten-month school year on Earth. This leaves students with more time for individualized apprenticeship.

 

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