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Updated on November 26, 2014

Something to think about

Talking about the planets, galaxy or astrology brings to mind the days of the week. The planets played a key role in the 1st and 2nd century and the daily lives for centuries to come.

The days of the week, seven days, was actually introduced from Egypt to Rome and the Roman names of the seven planets were given to each successive day.

This all proves to be very interesting, each planet had an hour of the day assigned to them and as the hour continued. the first hour of any day, that planet which ( regent) lead, at that first hour, that planet's name was given for that day.

Today our daily lives, ( these seven days , which were given names, led into a calendar ) could not be met without a calendar to go by. Without a layout, which they created, at that time. makes one realize the ancients had organization skills.

The ancients named seven days, built into something, that is a necessity for human mankind to live by for all their past and future doings

To understand how the ancients maintained and existed, realizing, star gazing, that something twinkled in the darkness of the night, in the sky, caught the eye of the beholder. Again, not to dwell, on a thought, but to grasp that particular situation and have a conscious mind exactly how it actually occurred, when one of the ancients were star gazing and noticed all the tiny sparkles going on up the night sky.

From 7 days to 12 Months

The 7 days and 7 planets came a very long way

Went from seven days

Months to a year

Decades, centuries

More 1000 years

We see more now in the sky

With or without the naked eye

From telescopes to launching pads

Missiles, and space crafts

Sputnik and lunar rover

It all didn't come that too soon

We did get man to walk on that moon!


Eastern Orthodox Church

Eastern Orthodox Church, officially called "The Orthodox Catholic Church", traces its developments back to the earliest Church establishment through the Ancient Roman Empire and continuation of The Byzantine Empire.

It regards itself as "The Historic and Organic continuation of the original Church founded by Christ and his Apostles."

Here is the Breakdown

SUNDAY -- SUN -- It is the day of worship and rest. It is also the Lord's Day

The Day of Christ's Resurrection.

When the SUN is seen rising, is the Lord in the thoughts

EASTER SUNDAY -- EAST -- SUN The Eastern Sun Rises - Christ Resurrection

MONDAY -- MOON -- In the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church it is the day for Angels.

Angels are commemorated on Mondays

The MOON has important cultural influences on language, calendar, art and mythology

TUESDAY -- MARS -- In the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church it is dedicated to

Saint John the Baptist

Most scholars agree Saint John baptized Jesus

MARS -- TIW -- God of single combat, Heroic glory

WEDNESDAY -- MERCURY -- In the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church this is

the day of Fasting

The day to commemorate the Betrayal of Jesus

MERCURY -- German God Woden associated with Fury, poetic inspiration, or seer

It is believed he healed a horse

THURSDAY -- JUPITER -- In the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church this is the day

dedicated to Saint Nicholas and Apostles

Many miracles were attributed to Saint Nicolas

through his intercession

JUPITOR -- Thors -- Roman God of strength and protection; God of sky and thunder

FRIDAY -- VENUS -- In the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church this is also a day

for Fasting

To commemorate the Crucifixion of Christ

VENUS -- Greek word "PARASKEVI" ;derived from the word to prepare, Day of Preparation

SATURDAY -- SATURN -- Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church

distinguished between Saturday the Sabbath and the Lord's Day on Sunday

SATURN -- Roman God of Agriculture

Also know as SHANI; judges everyone based on good and bad deeds performed

in life

Plantes is a Greek Term

The term planet, is ancient, comes from the Greek term "Planetes" with ties to history, science, mythology and religion. Known as "wanderers" by ancient astronomers, they noticed how certain lights moved across the sky in relation to the stars. Early cultures saw them as "devine" or "emissaries of deities."

The "wanderer" is an astronomical object orbiting a star:

1. Is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity

2. Not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion

3. Cleared its neighboring region of plantesinials

The planets were thought by Ptolemy to orbit the earth in different and epicycle motions.

Ptolemy was a Greek Astrologer, and other things. . He is best known for the "Ptolemaic System of Planets."

Kepler, Copernicus and Galeo participated in overturning the Ptolemaic System and introduced Heliocentric ones.

The five planets, known as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn could be seen by the naked eye as far back, by human mankind; as they gazed up at the night sky, whether they understood what they were looking at or not. The Sun and the Moon, two other objects or luminaries, were added to the list, to be seen by the naked eye. This making a total of seven planets.

Since the planets disappeared from time to time, when they approached the Sun, to identify all five planets, they had to pay very careful attention.

The planets eventually received their names:

Two inner planets -- Mercury and Venus

Three outer planets -- Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

They were identified by ancient Babylonian Astronomers in 2nd Millennium B.C. by Greek Stoics.

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic Philosophy, founded in Athens, by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century B.C. ( 332 - 262 B.C. )

To anyone who holds an interest in history or the time of the Lord, and had a blank thought of what B.C. meant, B.C. relates back to a time, as an abbreviation," Before Christ." They had to have some form dating system about how and when things actually occurred. As well, A.D. is abbreviation, in the time of the Lord, "anno Domini" which is Latin.


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    • Bidd Waxx profile image

      Barb Schindel 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you Billybuc

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nice research, great explanations....a very nice primer on planets. Well done!