Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fact of the Day: Odin's Day

Wednesday's name comes from Wodan, more commonly known in Western World as the Germanic counterpart of the Norse god Odin. In some other European languages the day is named after the Roman god Mercury. Such as miércoles in Spanish, and mercredi in French. 

27 comments:

  1. Interesting. Wonder what Jueves is for?

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  2. Very interesting, Adam!! I didn´t know about this origin . Kisses:)

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  3. Very intretsing.

    Have a nice day,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  4. I like these facts of the day. Odin looks here a bit like Gandalf the Grey, don't you think?

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    1. either that or a homeless Dumbledore

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  5. I thought the name came from the daughter of the Addams Family

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  6. nice to know that... thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for the info - -, very interesting.

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  8. Something else I didn't learn in Spanish class... ;)

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  9. That's kind of a scary looking dude Wednesday is named for.

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  11. Cool, I love every detail I can learn about Norse mythology since it still affects my country very much. We have many traditions and ways of thinking that have their roots in Norse mythology, as well as our epic Kalevala, which functioned as a source of inspiration even for J.R.R. Tolkien.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  12. wow. That is actually really cool lil bit of trivia to know.

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  13. Odin traded one of his eyes for all the wisdom in the world. How bad do you think his buyer's remorse was?

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    1. since I suffer from Amblyopia my left eye is useless, and I obviously have a lot of wisdom and knowledge. Which brings me to only one conclusion: I am Odin!

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  14. I love learning about the origins of words. There's so much history intertwined.

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  15. So a bunch of the days of the week were named after Norse gods? What fun to know.

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