The names of the days of the week in many languages are derived from the
names of the classical planets in Hellenistic astrology, which were in turn named
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,
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Rather than labeling the days of the week with actual names, at this time the
Romans labeled them with letters, A-H. You might think from this ...
The names of the 7 days of the week in most Latin-based languages come from
the Roman calendar, which related each day with 7 celestial bodies considered ...
Origins of the names of days and months. Did you know that the names of our
months and week days have their roots in paganism? If numbering the days was
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.
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 ...