The names of the days of the seven-day week in many languages are derived
from the names of the classical planets in Hellenistic astrology, which were in
The Greeks named the days week after the sun, the moon and the five known
planets, which were in turn named after the gods Ares, Hermes, Zeus, Aphrodite,
Feb 26, 2015 ... The days of the week are one of those things we take for granted. We say their
names constantly, but have you ever wondered why they're ...
May 7, 2014 ... The Romans named the days of the week after their gods. The Germanic people
adapted the Roman system and gave us the English names of ...
What Do the Names of the Days of the Week Mean? What is the System behind
the Planetary Day Names? Has the 7-Day Week Cycle Ever Been Interrupted?
Apr 9, 2013 ... In their normal seven day week, the Babylonians held the seventh day of each
week as holy, much like the Jews did and still do. However, the ...
The days of the week are named after Norse Gods: • Sunday, the goddess Sol,
who was the personified Sun. • Monday, after Mani, the god of the Moon.
Details of where the English names of the days of the week come from.
Most Latin-based languages derived the names of the seven days of the week
from the Roman calendar where they related each day of the week with seven ...
NOTE: The seven-day week originated in ancient Mesopotamia and became part
of the Roman calendar in A.D. 321. The names of the days are based on the ...