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Exercise on the origin of the days of the week
Date 26/10/2008 10:57  Author detail  Hits 1117  Language Global

Origin of the Days of the Week


In ancient Greece, each day of the week was to honour a certain god. Romans took over the custom, but used the names of their own gods. In English some of the names were replaced by the names of nordic gods.

Try to find out the origin of each day of the week.

1. This day is named after the sun.
2. This day is named after the moon
3. This day is named after Saturn.
4. This day is named after Freya, the Teutonic goddess of love and beauty.
5. This day is named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
6. This day is named after Tiu, the English / Germanic god of war and the sky.
7. This day is named after Woden, the chief Anglo-Saxon / Teutonic god.




Answers
1. Sunday 2. Monday 3. Saturday 4. Friday 5. Thursday 6. Tuesday 7. Wednesday

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