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How do people in Song of Ice and Fire know what a year is? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “year” in Westeros? Starting from A Game of Thrones characters are described being a specific (like earth humans) number of years old. They also ...
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How is the passage of years measured in Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

On Earth, we have several cyclic, natural processes that we use to measure the passage of time: the weather (seasons), the stars (seasonal constellations), the length of days (the declination of the ...
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What are years based on in the saga “A Song of Ice and Fire?” [duplicate]

In these books there is quite a lot of focus on realism - there are weight units and length units based on things corresponding to the society's technological stage, and many things are based on ...
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What do people in Westeros eat during Winter?

Speculation about how long exactly a 'Winter' lasts in Westeros, partially substantiated from comments found in the books, tend to imply that the actual coming of Winter is pretty much random — i.e., ...
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Explanation of seasons in “A Song of Ice and Fire”

Is there any sort of in-universe scientific explanation of the irregular seasons in "A Song of Ice and Fire". What does the orbit/tilt of their planet look like? How can a year be measured?
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How long are summers and winters in Westeros, and has winter started yet?

So I have never read any of the books but am up-to-date with Season 4 of Game of Thrones TV show. I have a few questions about the concept of a super-long winter within the show. I hope the readers of ...
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To what do the Great Houses of Westeros owe their longevity?

Why are the great houses of Westeros so long lived? For example, the Starks have been kings and later Wardens of the North for nearly 8,000 since Bran the Builder. Again, the Arryns of the Vale and ...
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How old are Danaerys's dragons?

This is a follow-up question to the following line in this answer Note that Dany's dragons are still very young only a few years old. How old are Dany's dragons exactly? And if their age is ...
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Are the months or days named in Westeros?

The title is pretty much all for the question - what I want to know is what are the months, how long are the months, how many of them are there, in Westeros. Has it been mentioned in the books? Since ...
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How did Westeros measure time before Aegon's Conquest?

We know that the Citadel measures time as "years after Aegon's Conquest". Therefore, it seems reasonable to conclude they used a different system pre-Targaryen conquest, and only switched over to the ...