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"That had been two span ago: twenty-two days."
―Description of a span[src]

Artwork by: Marim-ana

A span is the eleven day 'week' recognized throughout Temerant.

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The appendix of the Brazilian and German editions of The Name of the Wind state that there are four spans in each month and the days of each span are:

  1. Luten
  2. Shuden
  3. Theden
  4. Feochen
  5. Orden
  6. Hepten (German) or Haeten (Brazilian)
  7. Chaen (German/Brazilian) or Caenin (on some German editions)
  8. Felling
  9. Reaving
  10. Cendling
  11. Mourning

The first seven days are simply numbered in Temic. These were the original seven days of the week. Felling, Reaving, Cendling, and Mourning, have religious significance and were added later, relating to the story told by Trapis.

  • Felling: This is the day when Tehlu felled Encanis.
  • Reaving: This is the day Encanis is seized and chained to the giant iron wheel.
  • Cendling: On this day, Tehlu's followers lit the fire that would burn Encanis.
  • Mourning: On this day, Tehlins mourn the death of Tehlu.

These four days are also translated to Portuguese on the Brazilian version, translating as 'Day of Harvesting', 'Day of Plunder', 'Day of Pyre' and 'Day of Mourning'.

There are also seven days of High Mourning at the end of each year, for a total of 359 days in a year. The Brazilian appendix states that the seven days of High Mourning coincide with the winter solstice.

There does appear to be some distortion of days within the narrative. However this detail is the most conclusive fans have been provided. It can be safely assumed any inaccuracies are simply textual errors.

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