Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Just a quick note to say, today, is Wednesday! It's Woden's Day or Odin's Day.
SMILE and enjoy :)
Sunday is named after Sunne (Sól), Germanic goddess of the Sun, from which the word Sun is also derived. The practice of naming the seven days after the then known "planets" goes back to Babylonian or Egyptian times and was adopted by Greeks and Romans.

Monday. It gets its name from the Moon, which in turn gets its name from Mani (Old English Mona), the Germanic Moon god. The Japanese word for Monday is getsuyōbi (月曜日) which means day of the moon.

Tuesday: The name comes from Middle English Twisday, from Old English Tiwes dæg, named after the Nordic god Tyr, who was the equivalent of the Roman war god Mars, and Greek god Ares.

Wednesday. The name comes from the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English Wēdnes dæg, meaning the day of the Germanic god Woden (Wodan) who was a god of the Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th century. Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day").

Thursday comes from the Old English Þūnresdæg (pronounced [θuːn.res.dæg] or [θuːn.res.dæj]), meaning the day of Þunor, commonly known in Modern English as Thor, the god of thunder in Norse Mythology and Germanic Paganism

Friday comes from the Old English Frigedæg (pronounced [æg] or [æj]), meaning the day of Frige, the Germanic goddess of beauty, who is a later incarnation of the Norse goddess Frigg, but also potentially connected to the Goddess Freyja.

Saturday is the only day of the week to retain its Roman origin in English, named after the Roman god Saturn associated with the Titan Cronos, father of Zeus and many Olympians.

And there you have it.
A reason to Celebrate!!

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