Saturday, February 2, 2013

Words from Mythology: Thursday

The word THURSDAY gets its name from Thor, the Germanic god. In Latin, the word for Thursday was Iovis dies, the day of Jupiter/Jove (compare Italian giovedi). Thor was equated with Jupiter, hence our word "Thursday," the day of Thor = the day of Jove.

Here you can see Thor with his hammer as he catches the Midgard Serpent on a hook:


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