Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: Thor's Day

Thursday's name is derived from the Norse god of thunder Thor. In some other European languages Thursday is named after the Roman god Jupiter (who could be considered a thunder god) such as jueves in Spanish. 

30 comments:

  1. Interesting. I'm hoping you'll do the same type of post for Friday and that Friday looks less frightening.

    xoRobyn

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  2. I am learning a lot with your posts. Kisses,:)

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  3. So the Marvel character has a day named after him....

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  4. Another informative entry. Though I've learned this stuff during my study of Roman and Greek mythology. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. wow, well so it's Thor's day today haha will there be an avenger alliance? hahaha JK

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  6. I had no idea that the days of the week were named after people...interesting!!

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  7. I'm liking these days of the week origins. I'm learning Spanish now that I live in Mexico and I used to confuse Jueves with Huevos. 'J' is pronounced like 'H' and 'H' is not pronounced at all. In my confusion, I sometimes ordered 'Thursdays Rancheros' for breakfast.

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  8. Someone get me a Mjolnir! It's Thorsday!

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  9. Now this one I knew—finally! ;)

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  10. That's nice, does it not extend it's roots to French with jeudi?

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  11. That is interesting. Didnt have a clue
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  12. Very interesting Adam. I am going to be going to see the new Thor movie when it comes out. I enjoyed the first one.

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  13. Another interesting day of the week fact :)

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  14. Que interesante conocer de donde provienen los nombres de los días!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  15. This is a very interesting post! Thanks for sharing.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  16. So THAT'S why it's called 'jueves'? How cool is that?

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  17. Mythical figures are always interesting.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. They've been talking about Thor a lot on the "Vikings" series.

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  19. I think "Thorsday" would be a lot cooler. It should be changed.

    Mabel
    Mabel Cooks

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  20. No kidding? This is so much fun!

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