The Windemere Zodiac Signs

Long ago, I was in college and had free time on the weekend.  The weather had me inside and I wasn’t being very social.  I don’t remember why.  So, I tinkered with my newly created world called Windemere.  For some reason, this turned into a variety of topics such as a calendar, holidays, the Afterlife Planes, and zodiac signs.  I didn’t use a lot of this stuff for some reason, but I do mention a few months.

That isn’t to say some of it won’t be used, which brings me to the Windemere Zodiac.  Way in the future, I have a story revolving around this system.  Each of the 11 signs are actually a god or goddess that has been missing for a long time.  I can’t say why because that’s part of that future story.  Anyway, I thought I’d share:

Gerdoria (Leryna 15-Aberdon 17)

Deity– Goddess of Dragon Magic
Symbol– Flying Dragon
Element– Fire
Season– Tavon’s Touch (Winter)

Kirin (Aberdon 18-Dandor 14)

Deity– God of Magical Beasts
Symbol– Horned Lion
Element– Water
Season– Tavon’s Touch (Winter)

Ilteran (Dandor 15-Morgrid 16)

Deity– Goddess of Birth
Symbol– Cracked Egg
Element– Air
Season– Tavon’s Touch (Winter) and Canst’s Blood (Spring)

Trickster (Morgrid 17-Kruma 12)

Deity– God of Cunning and Pranks
Symbol– Three balls in a circle
Element– Earth
Season– Canst’s Blood (Spring)

Hylantros (Kruma 13-Hanjur 14)

Deity– God of Trolls
Symbol– Fanged Maw
Element– All
Season– Canst’s Blood (Spring) and Vir’s Curse (Summer)

Thornfist (Hanjur 15-Jeldon 21)

Deity– God of Adventure
Symbol– Unsheathed longsword
Element– Magic
Season– Vir’s Curse (Summer)

Cinsyrian (Jeldon 22-Flaxen 14)

Deity– Goddess of Traveling and Horses
Symbol– Rearing Horse
Element– Fire
Season– Vir’s Curse (Summer) and Ult’s Breath (Autumn)

Fiend (Flaxen 15-Juniper 16)

Deity– God of Demons
Symbol– None
Element– Earth
Season– Ult’s Breath (Autumn)

Nemis (Juniper 17-Xoren 15)

Deity– Goddess of Women
Symbol– Raven Outline
Element– Air
Season– Ult’s Breath (Autumn)

Phergon (Xoren 16-Leryna 14)

Deity– God of Slaves
Symbol– Shackled Fist
Element– Water
Season– Ult’s Breath (Autumn)

Deathmare (Day of Darkness)

Deity– God of Darkness
Symbol– Melting Skull
Element– None
Season– N/A

You can see the months in there too.  It was an odd calendar that I never tried to physically make, which might be why it rarely comes up in my books.  The seasons are another oddity because I use the real world ones while having these odd versions.  I’m thinking of having this be what the seasons used to be called or secondary names.  I did try to use them in ‘Beginning of a Hero’ and they were rather ungainly.  Ult’s Breath instead of Autumn?  It got a little confusing.

As far as any characters and their zodiac symbols, I used to have a list, but I don’t know where it went.  I do remember that Nyx was Deathmare and Luke Callindor was Kirin.  I might have to sit back and think it up again.  Maybe I’ll write about the Planes and the Holidays another day.  Hope you enjoyed.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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16 Responses to The Windemere Zodiac Signs

  1. I enjoyed this Charles. Made a lot of sense not to try and introduce the months in your books. Would have needed a translator ring. 😀

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Oh my word, Charles. This is so amazing. So much thought went into your series. Well done.

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  3. Pretty amazed that your thought process went that deep. I see it as a sign that you deeply care about delivering a great product.

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  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Check out how deep Charles goes, to ensure realism in his fantasy series 👍😃

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  5. Staci Troilo says:

    This is very cool. What a wonderful way to bring your story to life. I think you’re the only author I’ve ever seen do this. Talk about world-building!

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