the Days of the Week Got Their Names
of the week were named after Norse gods and giant objects in
names come to us originally from the Greeks and Romans, who
named the days of the week after their gods.
Anglo-Saxons, who invaded Britain hundreds of years ago,
adopted this idea but substituted their own gods. The
English language has inherited and changed those names a
bit, but the ones we use today resemble those names.
Sun's Day. The Sun gave people light and warmth every
day. They decided to name the first (or last) day of the
week after the Sun.
Moon's Day. The Moon was thought to be very important in
the lives of people and their crops.
Tiw's Day. Tiw, or Tyr, was a Norse god known for his
sense of justice.
Woden's Day. Woden, or Odin, was a Norse god who was one
of the most powerful of them all.
Thor's Day. Thor was a Norse god who wielded a giant
Frigg's Day. Frigg was a Norse god equal in power to
Seater's Day or Saturn's Day. Saturn was a Roman god.
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