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Names of the days of the week


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 turn ...

The Seven-Day Week and the Meanings of the Names of the Days


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,  ...

What The Days Of The Week Are Named After May Surprise You ...


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 ...

Keeping Time: Origins of the Days of the Week - LiveScience


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 ...

Days of the week in English - Omniglot


Details of where the English names of the days of the week come from.

Our Week | Calendars - Webexhibits


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?

Pagan origins of 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 good enough for God, why did we change  ...

The days of the week are named after Norse Gods - Living is Learning


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.

Where did the Japanese get their names for the weekdays?


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 ...

The names of days of the week | OxfordWords blog


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 ...

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Days week names origins latin Roman | The Old Farmer's Almanac


The days of the week were named by the Romans with the Latin words describing astronomical bodies. The Old Farmer's Almanac presents a table listing the ...

Encyclopedia Mythica: Origin of the names of the days


The names of the days are in some cases derived from Teutonic deities or, such ... Romans, around the first century, used Saturday as the first day of the week.

How the Days of the Week Got Their Names - Social Studies for Kids


The days of the week were named after Norse gods and giant objects in the sky. These names come to us originally from the Greeks and Romans, who named ...