Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Day of War

Tuesday get its name from Tyr, a god of war in Norse mythology and one of the sons of Odin. He was comparable to Mars, the god of War in Roman mythology. Because of this, the name for Tuesday is often named after Mars in other languages. Such as Martes in Spanish, Mardi in French, and Martedi in Italian. 

21 comments:

  1. i see, that's cool looking forward to know the rest

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  2. That is a bit less obvious then the last two

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  3. Hhhhhmmmmm, good excuse for me to start a war with some bitch today who has been gettin' on my nerves!

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  4. It's interesting how the days of the week got their names.

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  5. Interesting. Today here in Mexico, it is Martes. Now I know why.

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  6. Oooo...have always just read up on Greek and Roman mythology but never Norse. Interesting fact.

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  7. interesting. It's UTORAK in my language and it's similar in other Slavic languages

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  8. Amazing. You do well to find all these things that take your eye.

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  9. This is so interesting, I never knew that Mardi and Tuesday had it roots in Mythology, Love the blog posts!

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  10. Ah, interesting! They didn't teach me that in Spanish class. :)

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  11. A very interesting bit of trivia. Thanks Adam, I can see I am going to learn a lot coming here.

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  12. See, in Mandarin it's way easier. It's literally, "Sun" day and then day 1, day 2, day 3, etc..

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  13. That explains why Tuesday is Mardi in French! Thank you, Adam!

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  14. I never got into mythology, so I never would have known this.

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  15. That is one of the reasons I enjoy blogging so much. You learn something new each day. Thanks for this informative post. Also, happy when you take the time to stop by my place.

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  17. I now want to know the rest of the week! :)

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  18. my junior high school mascot was the fighting norsemen. i always thought it was lame.

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