Days of the Week: Honoring Pagan Gods.

SUNDAY. Day of the Sun, the first day of the week. Its English and German name are derived from Latin: "Sun's day", the name of a pagan Roman holiday. (The Sun has been always a very important deity for pagan cultures)

MONDAY. Day of the Moon, derived from "the moon's day". For the Anglo-Saxons it was a sacred day to the female deity of the moon.

TUESDAY. Tyr's day. Named for the Norse god of war, Tiu or Tyr, the son of Odin, or Woden. Romans honored their god of war, Mars, by naming the third day for him.

WEDNESDAY. Woden's day, named to honor Odin, or Woden, chief deity in ancient Norse culture. The Romans honored their deity Mercury by naming the fourth day for him.

THURSDAY. Thor's day. Named for Thor who in Norse ancient culture is the deity of thunder, eldest son of Odin, ruler of the gods and Jord, the earth female deity.

FRIDAY. Frigg's day. Named for Frigg or Frigga who in Norse ancient culture is the female deity of the sky and wife of Odin, the chief of the deities. She was worshipped as the female deity of darkness. For German old culture, it's also Frevia, the female deity of love.

SATURDAY. Saturn's day. Named in honor of the Roman deity Saturn.

Interesting, right? Isn't great to know that all of us are paying tribute and honoring pagan Gods every day? I love that! XD

P.S. Other day I'll write about the pagan names for the Months of the Year.

Thanks for reading!

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  • Ohahahah! Danny, that is great! I am really glad to know that!

    But you have reminded me that I haven't been doing it for years...

    So, now I have to do it as soon as possible! :D

  • Thanks, dear Roman!  As a matter of fact, I jumped over the fire in the Carpathians on Midsummer Day two yeas ago. Hahaaha! It was exciting!

  • Danny,

    I meant that if I find something about it in Google, I will not be able to distinguish if it is true. 

    For example, if I found an article where they say, that people used to sacrifice people there long time ago. I can't distinguish if it is true.

    So, I read different articles and they say two different things.

    One say that those unlimited capabilities can be attained with the help of dark/unclean (dirty) powers. By dark power they mean some evil creatures. 

    Others say the same but with the help of white powers.

    And again, there are some people, who think that all those creatures are evil. Although at the same time there are many people who think that some ghosts, witches and spirits are good.

    But all they have one thing in common - ceremonies and rituals. And there is one interesting thing about those rituals. Almost all the rituals are held/conducted when it is warm. They explain it by the special position of the planet Earth, compared to the other planets and the sun or some other reasons. But I think it is because they don't really want to get frozen, during the rituals in Winter :D It is at least more comfortable to jump over the fire in Summer (when you don't have to wear the tons of clothes) than in Winter. And many rituals require that jumping :D

    I guess, those people, which had invented the rituals, just wanted to entertain themselves with something interesting outdoors. That's how they created all those traditions and rituals.

  • Roman, I don't understnd your question. You see, the Bold Hill is a real hill at the bank of the Dnieper River while the cause-and-effect relation is a scientific and philosophical principle

  • I seriously LOOOOOOVED your post <3 
    I was wondering about the realtionship of pagan gods and the days of the week for months! In that rather vague way when you have free time but you don't have internet or books close to you to look it up - and then forget about it.

  • What an interesting topic, thanks

  • Yes, Danny! I know about it, but unfortunately I have never been there.

    And to be honest I am not familiar with it much enough to be able to distinguish true facts from the false stories.

    Although I will try to find something interesting about it.

    BTW, you mean only that "cause-and-effect relation" or the whole Bold Hill?

  • Roman, living in your country, I have made one interesting observation. Some young Ukrainian people tend to pagan traditions. Do you know about Peroun sanctuary constructed on the Bold Hill in Kiev?


    For those who don't know Peroun was the main god (like Zeus) in ancient Slavic religion. Last weekend I decided to see it as I am interested in ancient history and culture. There I saw young Ukrainians who didn't worship but discussed something related to pagan culture. They were very friendly, well-educated and didn't mind my listening to their conversation. They even invited me to take part in their discussion. Unfortunately, my Russian is not good enough to understand such topics but I realized they discussed some ancient Slavic phylosophy using very modern scientific terms like "energetic fields", "levitation", "telepathy" and so on. In fact, they spoke about cause-and-effect relation and unlimited human capabilities using some examples from your past. Honestly, I would like to know more but I don't even know what to search in the net. Do you know anything about such a trend? I will be very thankful for any information.

  • Roman, yes, it was a typo. I meant "for me"

  • Hi Danny!

    Is there a typo in this sentence?

    But anyway, French is much easier for the(here) than Spanish! :D

    Yes, I know it, Danny!

    And we have some reminders about those times before Christianity.

    About the governments and Church, they always have been using/cooperate with each other.

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