Many of the days of the week that are used in the English language derive from Latin and the Romans, but others come from Viking sources.
Sunday: derives from the Latin Dies Solis, meaning Sun's Day, which was a Pagan Roman holiday.
Monday: from the Anglo-Saxon Monadaeg meaning Moon's Day
Tuesday: Named after the Norse God Tyr, god of War, Law and Justice. The Romans also named Tuesday after their War God Mars: Dies Martis
Wednesday: Named after Odin, or Wodan
Thursday: Named after Thor, the Norse God of Thunder.
Friday: This day was named after Frigg, the Norse Goddess and wife of Odin.
Saturday: Named after Saturn, the Roman God. However, in Swedish it is Lördag; and in Danish and Norse: Lørdag, meaning Washing Day and all derived from Old Norse.
So now you know why we say 'Thank Odin it's Frigg's Day!'
“Frigga Spinning the Clouds” by John Charles Dollman (1909)
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