Hesius (Ar)
Lykourgos (Brundisium)
Passage Hand
Year 10,174 Contasta Ar


This is my narrative and relevant references from the Books where Weeks are mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.

I wish you well,

Weeks, on Gor, are not named. They are simply referred to numerically as first, second, third, fourth or fifth.

A week consists of five days. And there are five such weeks in a Gorean month.

Following the five weeks is another five day period called a Passage Hand.
The Passage Hand is not just another week of the month but a separate five day period.

There is no reference to a week being called a Hand.
If you refer to a week as a Hand, you are wrong.

At the end of the year there is one more separate five day period called the Waiting Hand.

This amounts to 73 'weeks' or 5 day periods.
12 months of 5 weeks each, plus 12 Passage Hands, plus one Waiting Hand.
12 x 5 + 12 + 1 = 73

Supporting References

The Gorean week consists of five days. Each month consists of five such weeks. Following each month, of which there are twelve, separating them, is a five-day Passage Hand. The twelfth Passage Hand is followed by the Waiting Hand, a five-day period prior to the vernal equinox, which marks the Gorean New Year.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 26

There are twelve twenty-five day Gorean months, incidentally, in most of the calendars of the various cities. Each month, containing five five-day weeks, is separated by a five-day period, called the Passage Hand, from every other month, there being one exception to this, which is that the last month of the year is separated from the first month of the year, which begins with the Vernal Equinox, not only by a Passage Hand, but by another five-day period called the Waiting Hand
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 78

The date of the Kajuralia, however, differs. Many cities celebrate it on the last day of the Twelfth Passage Hand, the day before the beginning of the Waiting Hand; in Ar, however, and certain other cities, it is celebrated on the last day of the fifth month, which is the day preceding the Love Feast.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 229

No troupe is permitted to perform within a city unless it has a license. These licenses usually run for the five days of a Gorean week.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 11

The passage hands and the waiting hand are five days each. A Gorean month consists of five five-day weeks.
Swordsmen of Gor     Book 29     Page 465

It was the second week past the eighth passage hand.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 114

It was now the fifth week following the Eighth Passage Hand. Tomorrow would be the first day of the Ninth Passage Hand,
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 129

It was the third month, the first week past the second passage hand.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 195

I will report one part of a conversation heard the evening of the day of the altercation in the vicinity of the warning ship, which altercation took place on the second day of the second week past the fourth passage hand, as it has some bearing on what occurred later.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 265

My conversation with Tarl Cabot, alluded to earlier, having to do with the fleet of Lord Yamada, and such, had occurred on the third day of the fifth week past the fourth passage hand. It was now four days later, the second day of the fifth passage hand.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 286

Sometimes a standing permission to speak is revoked for a few Ahn or a day, or even a week, that she may be the better conscious that permission is required, and need not be granted.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 113

Two of her girls, large girls, for such are best at such things had intercepted me twice, once a month ago and once last week.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 236

"Forty copper tarsks each week," said Astrinax.
"That is good fee, indeed," said Trachinos.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 365

It was now early in the fall, the second week in Se'Kara.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 499


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