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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.