Question of the day #1

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The days of the week in French & Spanish come from the planets of our solar system:

– Lune (Moon)

– Mars

– Mercure

– Jupiter

– Venus

– Saturne

– Dies Dominica = Day of the Lord

 

In English, 5 days of the week come from Germanic or Anglo-Saxon gods:

Moonday

Tiu was the English/Germanic god war and of the sky.

Woden was the chief Anglo-saxon/Teutonic god.

Thor was the Norse god of Thunder.

Frigg was the Teutonic goddess of clouds, the sky, and (married) love. Freya was the Teutonic goddess of love, beauty & fecundity. Freo also means “free” (not in bondage).

Saturn was the Roman and Italic god of agriculture.

Sunday: Obviously, day of the sun.

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