Days of the week
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  • 1. Days of the weekword origins
  • 2. Nobody really knows why thereare seven days in a week. Possiblycould be that there was one day of theweek for each of the seven visibleplanets: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury,Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
  • 3. MondayMonday is from old English Mondaegand means “day of the Moon”. It wasdedicated to the Moon.
  • 4. TuesdayTuesday is an Anglo-Saxon namehonouring the god of war called Tiw.It is pronounced “tue”. It wasdedicated to Mars.
  • 5. WednesdayWednesday is an Anglo- Saxon namehonouring the god Odin or Woden. Itwas dedicated to Mercury.
  • 6. ThursdayThursday is an Anglo-Saxon name andmeans “day of thunder”. It wasdedicated to Jupiter.
  • 7. FridayFriday is from old English Frigedaeg,and is named after Norse the goddess“Frig” who was the wife of Odin. Itwas dedicated to Venus.
  • 8. SaturdaySaturday is named after the Romangod “Saturn”.
  • 9. SundaySunday means “day of the sun”. It wasdedicated to the Sun.