Norse Gods nearly every weekday

With the exception of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the days of the week are named after Norse Gods:

Sunday

Old English Sunnandæg meaning “Sun’s day”.

Monday

Old English Mōnandæg meaning “Moon’s day”.

Tuesday

Old English Tīwesdæg  meaning “Tiw’s day”.  Tiw (Týr in Norse) is a one-handed god associated with law and heroic glory.

Wednesday

Old English Wōdnesdæg meaning “Woden’s day”.  Woden is also known as Odin and is often considered as the leader of the Norse gods.  Often depicted as one-eyed and long-bearded he is father to Thor and husband to the goddess Frigg.

Thursday

Old English Þūnresdæg meaning ‘Þunor’s day’.  Þunor being thunder or its personification.  In German, Thursday is “Donnestag” (thunder’s day).
As perhaps the most famous Norse God, Thor is the hammer-wielding god of thunder, resulting in “Thor’s day” in later English.

Friday

Old English Frīgedæg meaning “Frige’s (or Frigg’s) day”.  Frige and Frigg (Odin’s wife) are not the same goddess and there is some debate as to which the day is named after.  Freyja/Freya is another norse goddess to add to the confusion.

Saturday

Old English Sæturnesdæg  meaning “Saturn’s day” is the only day of the week to retain its Roman origin.  Saturn being the Roman god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation.

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