Thursday, April 28, 2011

X is for Xanthikos


Xanthikos


Xanthicus (zan thi kes) is the Greek name on the ancient Greek calendar for the month that corresponds to the Hebrew month of Nisan. Nisan corresponds to our Gregorian calendar month of March/April. Xanthicus had 31 days.

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2010 A-Z Challenge:  X is for Xerxes
2011 A-Z Challenge: X is for Xanthikos

14 comments:

Penned Pebbles said...

Thank you for sharing that. I didn't know! :-)

Seams Inspired said...

Interesting, Gregg! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday! :o)

Ma said...

Very creative X post!

Kevin Sorensen said...

I'm finding these final letters to be a bit of a challenge, as well as quite intriguingly obscure. Check out my "xeriscape" post!

*The Old Geezer said...

I wonder if the ancient Greeks celebrated Xanthicus Fools Day? Surly there must have been a few fools around in the old days :-)

Brianna said...

Good choice for 'X'! I contemplated how it could fit into my theme for the challenge, but never worked it out. Glad you chose to feature it!

Robyn Campbell said...

Wonderful! I have always wanted to learn about the ancient calendar. I've always been told that Jesus was really born in our month of September. Is that true Gregg?

Great X post.

Darlene said...

Very interesting. I've fallen a little behind and need to catch up on your other letters!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Again this was very interesting, thanks for enlightening us,

Yvonne.

Lucy Adams said...

Brief and to the the point. A+ for you today.

Lucy

texwisgirl said...

Hi Gregg: Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment! I really appreciate it! Blessings to you and yours!!!

Karen Peterson said...

I love all the new X words I've been learning today!

Diane said...

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this Gregg.

Cathy M. said...

Well, there you have it! I've been wondering about how you'd get through "X."