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July is under the protection of Jupiter
Formerly Quintilis (the fifth month since the year began in March), it was named after Julius Caesar.

July

The air without has taken fever;
Fast I feel the beating of its pulse.
The leaves are twisted on the maple,
In the corn the autumn’s premature;
The weary butterfly hangs waiting
For a breath to waft him thither at
The touch, but falls, like truth unheeded,
Into dust-blown grass and hollyhocks.

The air without is blinding dusty;
Cool I feel the breezes blow; I see
The Sunlight, crowded on the porch, grow
Smaller till absorbed in shadow; and
The far blue hills are changed to gray, and
Twilight lingers in the woods between;
And now I hear the shower dancing
In the cornfield and on the thirsty grass.
Alexander L Posey


Welsh Gorfennaf, the month of completion, or the end of summer
Gaelic: an mios buidhe, the golden month
Scots Gaelic: an t-Iuchar, the warmest part of the year
Anglo-Saxon, Litha, the month of midsummer

Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999
Kightly, Charles,
The Perpetual Almanack of Folklore, Thames & Hudson 1987

In Holland, hay month
In Macedonia, threshing-floor month
In Czechoslovakia: linden month
In Bulgaria, the hot month
In Germany, hay month, dog month, the first August (or harvest month)
In Anglo-Saxon, mead month
In Sweden, the rotten month (the sultry weather of the dog days causes meat to spoil)

Nilsson, Martin P, Primitive Time-Reckoning, Oxford University Press 1920



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