Friday, June 29, 2012

Who Is YOUR Friday Named After?

Venus : Ancient marble statue of Venus isolated on whiteFreya : Freya Norse goddess of love and beauty riding a chariot pulled by her two cats and wild boar.

Photo of Venus and Freya courtesy

I knew that Friday was named after the Norse Goddess Freya, but I didn't know that is not true for all western languages.  In some languages Friday is named after the Greek Goddess Venus.  So, in French Friday is called Vendredi, which I knew since I speak French, but I never questioned the origin.  In Romanian Friday is Vineri.  For more information click here.  What did you learn today?

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