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Seven days of the week.:

Seven days of the week.

How did we derive the names of the seven days of the week and why are they seven in number? :

How did we derive the names of the seven days of the week and why are they seven in number?

The ancient Egyptians named each day of the week after one of the planets. They considered the seventh day merely as a day of rest and play.:

The ancient Egyptians named each day of the week after one of the planets. They considered the seventh day merely as a day of rest and play.

later the Romans named the seven days of the week after the sun, moon and five planets, which were then known. Each day was considered sacred to the roman god who was associated with that planet. The days were known as sun –days ,moon - day, mars – day and so on. this system was in use at beginning of the Christian era. :

later the Romans named the seven days of the week after the sun, moon and five planets, which were then known. Each day was considered sacred to the roman god who was associated with that planet. The days were known as sun –days ,moon - day, mars – day and so on. this system was in use at beginning of the Christian era.

The word Monday comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandae, which means a moon's day.:

MONDAY The word Monday comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandae, which means a moon's day.

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TUESDAY Tuesday comes from tiu or tiw the old Anglo-Saxon from of tyr , the name of the Norse god of war.

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WEDNESDAY of chrustian era, Germans called the day Wednesday is the English name for the fourth day of the week. this day gets its name from woden or Odin the chief god in Teutonic mythology, to whom it was scared. At the beginning woden's-day. Its name later change to Wednesday.

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THURSDAY Thursday is the fifth day of the week. The ancient Norseman considered the day sacred to thor, the Teutonic god of thunder. The name means thor day .

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The name Friday comes from the Anglo-Saxon word frigedaeg, which means frigg's was a gooddes of love in Norse mythology. FRIDAY

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SATURDAY Saturday, called saeter-dog by the Anglo-Saxons, is the seventh day of the week. It is named after the roman god Saturn and is the only day named after a roman god.