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A sundial; still a popular way of telling time.

Time travels on Golarion much as it does here on our own Earth. Sixty seconds form a minute, sixty minutes create an hour, and twenty-four hours make a day. The people of Golarion measure time much like we do as well, with seven days to a week and twelve 30-day months to a year. Years are marked since the founding of the last great empire, that of Aroden, the Last of the First Humans. Although the empire has collapsed, its calendar remains in use to this day. At the start of the Rise of the Runelords campaign, the date is 4707 AR (Absalom Reckoning).[1] The current date is 3 Sarenith, 4715 AR.


Days of the week

The days of the week are as follows. Each day has a general purpose that most people in the Inner Sea region follow.[1]

Day General Purpose
Moonday Work, religion [night]
Toilday Work
Wealday Work
Oathday Work, pacts signed, oaths sworn
Fireday Work
Starday Work
Sunday Rest, religion


The months in Golarion correspond to our own, with each new year starting shortly after the solstice. The name of each month is etymologically tied to a specific god: Abadar, Calistria. Pharasma, Gozreh, Desna, Sarenrae, Erastil, Aroden, Rovagug, Lamashtu, Nethys, and Zon-Kuthon. Natives of Golarion see the gods reflected in the changing of the seasons, and their names for the months reflect this. (Gozreh's month, for instance, is a time of budding and new life, while Zon-Kuthon's is seen as the death of the old year.) Holidays in a given month are generally tied to their patron deity. In order, the months are:[1]

Abadius (ah-BAY-dee-us) (January)
Calistril (KAHL-izz-trihl) (February)
Pharast (fah-RAHST) (March)
Gozran (GOHZ-ran) (April)
Desnus (DEZ-nuhs) (May)
Sarenith (sa-REHN-ihth) (June)
Erastus (eh-RAS-tuhs) (July)
Arodus (AIR-oh-duhs) (August)
Rova (ROH-va) (September)
Lamashan (lah-MAHSH-ahn) (October)
Neth (NEHTH) (November)
Kuthona (koo-THOH-nah) (December)

Lunar Calendar

Golarion has a lunar calendar which follows the phases of its moon. Each full moon is given its own name.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike McArtor. (August 10, 2007). Time on Golarion, Paizo Blog.
  2. Tim Akers, Neal F. Litherland, David R. Ross, and Tork Shaw. (2013). Blood of the Moon, p. inside back cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-578-5
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