Cycles (Birth)

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Each cycle was named for an important event or feature of that time of year.

The Cycles and their Cultural Influence

The following is a list of the Cycles, their associated months, as well as additional information pertaining to the influence behind each:

The Cycle of Ice (Deepwinter)
Named for the cold and unforgiving weather. According to folklore, children born in this month are hardy and competitive but rude. The month is dedicated to Kord, the god of strength and combat.

The Cycle of Awakening (Coldeven)
Named for the shortening nights and the first signs of natural regrowth. In folklore, children born in this month are artistic and energetic, but lack focus. The month is dedicated to Boccob, God of magic.

The Cycle of the Lamb (Thawmist)
Named for the new life brought into the world at this time of year. Children born in this month are supposedly vulnerable, but will grow into greatness. The month is dedicated to Istus, Goddess of fate and destiny.

The Cycle of the Wolf (First Seed)
Named for the dangers that prey upon the vulnerable new lives at this time. Children born in this month are supposedly social and cunning. The month is dedicated to Beory, Goddess of nature.

The Cycle of the Oak (Summertide)
Named for the trees and the woodland which have returned to their full glory. Children born in this month are supposedly strong but quiet and humble. The month is dedicated to Obad-Hai, God of nature.

The Cycle of the Sword (Mid Year)
On this month the Elves launched a major offensive into the Dwarves homelands during the war. Children born in this month are supposedly quick witted but fickle. The month is dedicated to Corellon Larethian, Elf deity of magic and art.

The Cycle of the Shield (Longrass)
On this month the Dwarves defended their capital in a bloody siege during the war. Children born in this month are supposedly strong minded and stubborn. The month is dedicated to Moradin, dwarf God of creation.

The Cycle of the Sun (Thistleburn)
This month is often the hottest of the year, life flourishes and the crops grow tall. Children born in this month are supposedly kind, generous and nurturing. The month is dedicated to Pelor, God of the sun and healing.

The Cycle of Coins (Willowind)
Traditionally a time of trade after livestock has grown and before the harvest. Many businesses count their money during this time. Children born in this month are supposedly shrewd and quick at learning. The month is dedicated to Rao, God of peace and reason.

The Cycle of Scythes (Redleaves)
Named for being the time of the harvest. Children born in this month are supposedly hard workers, but prone to misbehave. The month is dedicated to Olidammara, God of revelry and trickery.

The Cycle of Stars (Gloomfrost)
Named for the cold, clear nights where the stars are visible to all. Children born in this month are supposedly inquisitive and brave. The month is dedicated to Celestian, God of stars and wanderers.

The Cycle of Shadow (Year’s End)
Named for the long nights and the dangers that lurk in the darkness. Children born on this month are supposedly secretive and untrustworthy. The month is dedicated to Nerull, God of Death.

Cycles (Birth)

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