Golarion General Information

The Calendar

Absalom Reckoning or AR is the most commonly used calendar in Avistan and Garund, and possibly in all of Golarion. In Absalom Reckoning the day of the month is always listed first, followed by the month and the year and generally followed by the letters AR. It takes its beginning from the date of the founding of Absalom, which occurred on 1 Abadius, 1 AR. According to the calendar, each day on Golarion has 24 hours, each week has seven days, and 52 weeks make a year. A year is also divided into twelve months, although once every eight years an extra day is added to make up for the slight variance in the planet’s orbit around the sun. This leap day is generally added to the end of Arodus. The last leap year was 4704 AR, so the next one will be 4712 AR

Days of the Week

Day Task
Moonday Work, religion (night)
Toilday Work
Wealday Work
Oathday Work, pacts signed, oaths sworn
Fireday Work, market day
Starday Work
Sunday Rest, religion

Months of the Year

Month Season Diety
Abadius (ah-BAY-dee-us) Winter (January) Abadar
Calistril (KAHL-izz-trihl) Winter (February) Calistria
Pharast (fah-RAHST) Spring (March) Pharasma
Gozran GOHZ-ran) Spring (April) Gozreh
Desnus (DEZ-nuhs) Spring (May) Desna
Sarenith (sa-REHN-ihth) Summer (June) Sarenrae
Erastus (eh-RAS-tuhs) Summer (July) Erastil
Arodus (AIR-oh-duhs) Summer (August) Aroden
Rova (ROH-va) Fall (September) Rovagug
Lamashan (lah-MAHSH-ahn) Fall (October) Lamashtu
Neth (NEHTH) Fall (November) Nethys
Kuthona (koo-THOH-nah) Winter (December) Zon-Kuthon

Holidays and FESTIVALS
The following list records most of the major holidays and a few
of the minor ones. A parenthetical marks which religion(s) or
state(s) celebrate that particular holiday. If no parenthetical is
listed, the holiday is celebrated throughout the region.

1: New Year, Foundation Day (Absalom)
6: Vault Day (Abadar)
20: Ruby Prince’s Birthday (Osirion)
2: Merrymead
19: Treaty of Egorian (Cheliax)
Last Oathday: Batul al-Alim (Qadira)
5: Day of Bones (Pharasma)
13: Kaliashahrim (Qadira)
1–15: Vernal Carpentry Court (Andoran)
26: Conquest Day (Nex)
7: Currentseve (Gozreh)
15: Taxfest (Abadar)
16–30: Wrights of Augustana (Andoran)
2–3: Ascendance Night (Norgorber)
13: Old-Mage Day (Nantambu, Mwangi Expanse)
Last Sunday: Goblin Flea Market (Andoran)
3: Independence Day (Andoran)
10: Burning Blades (Sarenrae)
21: Talon Tag (Andoran)
Last Sunday: Goblin Flea Market (Andoran)
3: Archerfeast (Erastil)
14: Founding Festival (Korvosa, Varisia)
17: Burning Night (Razmiran)
15–21: Kianidi Festival (Garundi)
Last Sunday: Goblin Flea Market (Andoran)
6: First Crusader Day (Mendev)
9: Day of Silenced Whispers (Ustalav)
16: Armasse (Aroden, Iomedae)
Last Sunday: Silverglazer Sunday (Andoran)
31: Leap day
First Sunday: Silverglazer Sunday (Andoran)
Second Oathday: Signing Day (Andoran, Cheliax, Galt, Isger)
6: Start of Classes (Acadamae, Arcanamirium, College of
Mysteries, Clockwork Cathedral)
19: Day of the Inheritor (Iomedae)
16–30: Autumnal Carpentry Court (Andoran)
Second Moonday: Harvest Feast
6: Ascendance Day (Iomedae)
27: Jestercap (Andoran, Druma, Taldor)
30: Allbirth (Lamashtu)
5: Independence Day (Galt)
8: Abjurant Day (Nethys)
14: Even-Tongued Day (Andoran, Cheliax, Galt, Isger, Nidal)
18: Evoking Day (Nethys)
23: Seven Veils
28: Transmutatum (Nethys)
Second Week (Sunday to Starday): Winter Week
11: Ascension Day (Cayden Cailean)
30: Night of the Pale

Lunar and Celestial Holidays
Some recognized holidays occur on different days every year,
and cannot be easily incorporated into the calendar used in
the Absalom Reckoning.
Vernal Equinox
Firstbloom (Gozreh)
Planting Week (Erastil)
Summer Solstice
Ritual of Stardust (Desna)
Sunwrought Festival (Sarenrae)
Autumnal Equinox
Harvest Feast (Erastil)
Swallowtail Festival (Desna)
Winter Solstice
Crystalhue (Shelyn)
Ritual of Stardust (Desna)
Full Moons
Abadius: Longnight
Calistril: Lust Festival (Calistria)
Desnus: Remembrance Moon (Lastwall, Ustalav)
Lamashan: Admani Upastuti (Jalmeray, Vudra)

Human & Halfling Gods

Erastil God of farming, hunting, trade, family
Iomedae Goddess of valor, rulership, justice, honor
Sarenrae Goddess of the sun, redemption, honesty, healing
Shelyn Goddess of beauty, art, love, music
Desna Goddess of dreams, stars, travelers, luck
Cayden Cailean God of freedom, ale, wine, bravery
Abadar God of cities, wealth, merchants, law
Irori God of history, knowledge, self-perfection
Gozreh Deity of nature, weather, the sea
Pharasma Goddess of fate, death, prophecy, birth
Nethys God of magic
Gorum God of strength, battle, weapons
Calistria Goddess of trickery, lust, revenge
Asmodeus God of tyranny, slavery, pride, contracts
Zon-Kuthon God of envy, pain, darkness, loss
Urgathoa Goddess of gluttony, disease, undeath
Norgorber God of greed, secrets, poison, murder
Lamashtu Goddess of madness, monsters, nightmares
Rovagug God of wrath, disaster, destruction

Half-Elves and Half-Orcs tend to worship local gods based on their land of origin, and temperament.

Elven Gods

Findeladlara art, architecture, twilight
Ketephys hunting, forestry, running
Yuelral magic, crystals, jewelers

Non-Elven gods worshiped by Elves include: Calistra, Desna, Nethys,

Dwarven Gods

Torag the forge, protection, strategy
Grundinnar friendship, loyalty
Folgrit mothers, children, the hearth
Angradd fire, war
Bolka love, beauty
Trudd strength
Dranngvit vengeance
Kols duty
Magrim the underworld
Droskar toil, slavery, cheating

Gnome Gods

Brigh invention, clockwork
Nivi Rhombodazzle gems, stealth, gambling
Sivanah illusions, reflections, mystery

Non-Gnomish Gods worshiped by Gnomes include: Cayden Cailean, Desna, Erastil, Gozreh, Nethys, Shelyn, and Torag

Orc and Goblin Gods


Hadregash slavery, supremacy, territory
Lamashtu madness, monsters, nightmares
Venkelvore famine, graves, torture
Zarongel dog killing, fire, mounted combat
Zogmugot drowning, flotsam, scavenging


The Blood God god of anger, rage, and strength
The Despoiler god of lust, pillage, and plunder
The Destroyer god of destruction, disaster, and war
The Dark Mother goddess of fertility, tribe, birth,
and death
The Fire God god of fire, destruction, and magic
The Iron God god of iron, siege engines, strength,
weapons, and war
The Slavelord god of slavery, subjugation, and tyranny
The Thunderer god of storms, lightning, and war

This list is by no mean exhaustive. Countless tribal and regional variations exist. For example, coastal orcs might placate the Storm Lord, desert orcs might venerate the Burning One, and arctic orcs could worship the Ice God.

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