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The days are gods.

December 29, 2018


(Old English translation of the Latin) Sunday: “day of the sun” (L. “day of Solis”)Monday: “day of the moon” (L. “day of Luna”)Tuesday: “day of Tiw” (a Germanic god of war and sky; L. “day of Mars”Wednesday: “day of Odin/Woden” (Germanic supreme God; L. “day of Mercury”)Thursday: “day of thunder” (Germanic god Thor; L. “day […]