Days of the Week

In ancient times, periodic events were classified such as Moon periods (28 days). The full moon, half moon, dark moon and half moon periods formed seven days and hence a weekly period. Names given to each day of the week were originally ascribed to planets--Latin names still having similar names. There is also a relationship to Norse religion, Teutonic mythology and Astrology. The relationships are:

Sunday (the Sun), Monday (Moon), Tuesday (Mars--Mardi), Wednesday (Mercury--Wodens day), Thursday (Jupiter--Thor), Friday (Venus--Fria) and Saturday (Saturn).

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