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How were the days of the week named?
How the days of the week got their names?
We humans have to measure time somehow or other, If we were to arrange to meet in the middle of next week and just turn up when we happen to feel like it’s the middle of the week, we would never get together. So a standard has been set. That... read more
To celebrate various gods, eg - Thursday - Thor-- Noth European Thunder god, Wednesday _ Wodenstag - North European leader of the gods _ Woden/Odin. in Germany the Christians got touchy about Odin and called Odin's day, Mitterwoch - Midweek.
Germans and Angles copied the Roman/Latin days of the week and applied their own god's names to them. Some of the names retained their old Latin god's names,
Sunday = Sun Day
Monday = Moon Day
Tuesday = Named for German/Norse God of War
Wednesday = Oden's Day, German King of the gods
Thursday = Thor's Day, Germanic-pagan version on Hercules or Jesus
Friday = Frey's Day, god of peace
Saturday = Saturn's Day, father of Roman god Jove
Here are the days from a Latin-based language, like Spanish:
Lunes = Luna, meaning Moon
Martes = Mars, God of war
Miercoles = Mercury, messenger of the gods
Jueves = Jove, King of the gods
Viernes = Venus, Goddess of Love
Sabado = Saturn
Domingo = "Lord's Day" (On this one, the original Soledad or "Sun-Day" was changed by the Christians)
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