Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Roman Days of the Week

Saturday-Saturni Dies-Day of the god Saturn
Sunday-Dies Solis-Day of the Sun
Monday*-Monandaeg-Moon Day
Tuesday*-Tiwesdaeg-Day of Tyr (war god)
Wednesday*-Wodnesdaeg-Day of Woden chief of the gods)
Thursday*-Thorsdagr-Day of Thor (thunder god)
Friday*-Frigedaeg-Friggs Day (Woden’s wife)

*these days were named to honor the Germanic/Norwegian gods

As with the months of the year, we owe the names of our week days to the Roman and the German Barbarian gods.

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