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days of the week

days of the week

Day

Derivation

Sunday

Named after the Sun

Monday

Named after the Moon

Tuesday

Named after Tiw or Tiu, Anglo-Saxon equivalent of the Norse god of battle Tyr, son of Odin

Wednesday

Named after Woden, the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Odin, chief of Norse gods

Thursday

Named after Thor, Norse god of thunder and sky, eldest son of Odin

Friday

Named after Frigg, Norse goddess of love and fertility, wife of Odin

Saturday

Named after Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture and fertility


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