hreð-mōnaþ,

hreð-mōnaþ, m.n: another word for the month of March, possibly related to goddess Hrēþ/Rheda. (“hreth-mon-ath”)

Further information from Kazutomo Karasawa’s The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium) (Cambridge, 2015)

According to Bede’s De temporum ratione, “Hredmonath is named after their (i.e., pre-Christian Anglo-Saxons’) goddess Hreda, to whom they used to offer a sacrifice during the month” (Karasawa, p. 92).

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