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 ...
Details of where the English names of the days of the week come from.
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?
Did you know that the names of our months and week days have their roots in
paganism? If numbering the days was good enough for God, why did we change
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.
Until opening up to Western influence, the Japanese used a lunar calendar with
no weeks, and called the days of the month by basically numerical names ...
Aug 24, 2012 ... The influence of the Roman Empire on the names of the days of the week can still
be seen today in English and many other modern European ...