The Seven-Day Week and the Meanings of the Names of the Days

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  1. #1 Earth Ling, Jun 22, 2013
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    http://www.crowl.org/lawrence/time/days.html
    The Seven-Day Week and the
    Meanings of the Names of the Days
    The Seven Day Week
    The Naming of the Days
    Sunday -- Sun's day
    Monday -- Moon's day
    Tuesday -- Tiu's day
    Wednesday -- Woden's day
    Thursday -- Thor's day
    Friday -- Freya's day
    Saturday -- Saturn's day


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    \t<a>Sunday -- Sun's day</a>Middle English sone(n)day or sun(nen)day
    Old English sunnandæg "day of the sun"
    Germanic sunnon-dagaz "day of the sun"
    Latin dies solis "day of the sun"
    Ancient Greek hemera heli(o)u, "day of the sun"

     
  2. #2 Earth Ling, Jun 23, 2013
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    \t<a>Monday -- Moon's day</a>Middle English monday or mone(n)day
    Old English mon(an)dæg "day of the moon"
    Latin dies lunae "day of the moon"
    Ancient Greek hemera selenes "day of the moon"
     
  3. #3 Earth Ling, Jun 23, 2013
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    \t<a>Tuesday -- Tiu's day</a>Middle English tiwesday or tewesday
    Old English tiwesdæg "Tiw's (Tiu's) day"
    Latin dies Martis "day of Mars"
    Ancient Greek hemera Areos "day of Ares"
    Tiu (Twia) is the English/Germanic god of war and the sky. He is identified with the Norse god Tyr.
    Mars is the Roman god of war.
    Ares is the Greek god of war.
     
  4. <a>Wednesday -- Woden's day</a>
    Middle English wodnesday, wednesday, or wednesdai
    Old English wodnesdæg "Woden's day"
    Latin dies Mercurii "day of Mercury"
    Ancient Greek hemera Hermu "day of Hermes"
    Woden is the chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god. Woden is the leader of the Wild Hunt. Woden is from wod "violently insane" + -en "headship". He is identified with the Norse Odin.
    Mercury is the Roman god of commerce, travel, theivery, eloquence and science. He is the messenger of the other gods.
    Hermes is the Greek god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. He is the messenger and herald of the other gods. He serves as patron of travelers and rogues, and as the conductor of the dead to Hades.
     
  5. Paganism is being forced on us pretty much every single day. :p
     
  6. 4th of July is on Thors Day

    Niiice..
     
  7.  
    That SOB needs to stop making car alarms go off when it thunders too loudly. He's a god. Act like one!
     
  8. yep, we're living in a everyday symbolistic world and and we dont even know it.
     
  9. #9 Firestorm60, Jul 4, 2013
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    if there is life on other planets, they probably don't even refer to our planet as "Earth."  They would have their own names for the planets.
     
    So even if they read the messages that we've been sending out, they would probably be like "WTF is Earth?"
     

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