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June in Saxons Calendar

June in Saxons Calendar

To June different names were given: "Weyd-monath," according to some, "because then the cattle began to weyd" - that is, feed in the meadows, which at that time were usually marshes. According to others, it was called "Midsummer month." This was the time of the year at which the Saxons commenced their long voyages, and they are represented in the engraving in the act of cutting down and dressing trees, in order to fit out their ships.

Other pictures from Chapter XXIV

May in Saxons Calendar

July in Saxons Calendar

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