Monday, March 2, 2009

How were the days named?


Four of the names we use for the days of the week are of Scandinavian origin, while the others come from heavenly bodies. Sunday is named in honor of the Sun; Monday was the day of the Moon; Tuesday was the day of Tiw, the Scandinavian god of war;Wednesday comes from Woden ( Odin), chief of the Scandinavian gods; Thursday is named after Thor, the god of Thunder; Freya ( or Frigga ), the goddess of friendship, gave her name to Friday; and Saturday was the day of Saturn.

20 comments:

  1. hi there jong! very cool blog u have here.. i might drop by everyday to learn something new. thanks for visiting mine.. :)

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  2. sure friend..you can drop by anytime..and thanks for visiting..

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  3. Goodmorning from Athens!! God job. Keep working on it!!
    Bye!!

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  4. A wealth of information here! Thanks for enlightening us all.

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  5. Neat blog, Jong. Thanks for visiting my way.

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  6. Nice post, Jong.
    In my lenguage (spanish) the names of days has another mean:
    Monday - Lunes= Dia de la Luna (Moon day).
    Tuesday - Martes= Dia de Marte (Planet Marts day). God of War in ancient Roma.
    Wednesday - Miercoles= Dia de Mercurio (Planet Mercury day). Roman God of the Comerce.
    Thursday - Jueves= Dia de Júpiter. (Planet Jupiter day) Roman God of Earth and Heaven).
    Friday - Viernes= Dia de Venus. (Planet Venus day). Roman Goddes of Beauty and Love).
    Saturday- Sabado= Dia de Saturno (Planet Saturn day). God Jupiter's father.
    Sunday-Domingo= Dia del Señor (dies Dominicus).
    Gretings.

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  7. thanks Juan for sharing as well..

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  8. Nice interesting blog Jong. I think I've found a good one here!

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  9. Hi Jong! So we have something in common! I'm a big fan of trivia! Will drop by often. Thanks!

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  10. your blog on how the days were name is right cool blog

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  11. its nice to know the origin of of how the days were named! lol

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  12. i never knew that ......thanks

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  13. wow.. cool stuff.
    keep blogging my frend

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  14. very cool and informative blog...thanks!

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  15. Thanks for visiting me. Loves your article. Subscribed to your RSS!

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  16. Great stuff, thanks for visiting me too!

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  17. *WooooW*
    Never knew about this before.
    Thank you for sharing. See you around.

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  18. thanks for the information. :) nice to see your blog sir!

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  19. Interesting piece of information. I thought there origin is purely Greek ?
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