Myth of Time: Friday
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FRIDAY

Named for Venus and associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the Roman goddess Veneris. (The word Friday comes from the Old English Frijjo, an analog to the Roman and Greek goddesses.) These were goddesses of love. Friday related to the color orange, the kidneys in the body, and the metal copper (cuprum), with the chemical symbol Cu...
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Named for Venus and associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the Roman goddess Veneris. (The word Friday comes from the Old English Frijjo, an analog to the Roman and Greek goddesses.) These were goddesses of love. Friday related to the color orange, the kidneys in the body, and the metal copper (cuprum), with the chemical symbol Cu...
Friday is named after the wife of Odin. Some scholars say her name was Frigg; others say it was Freya; other scholars say Frigg and Freya were two separate goddesses. Whatever her name, she was often associated with Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility...
From Old English frīġedæġ. Compound of frīġe and dæġ 'day', corresponding to late Proto-Germanic *Frijjōz dagaz (‘day of Frigg’). Compare West Frisian freed, Dutch vrijdag, German Freitag, Danish fredag. Old Norse Frigg (genitive Friggjar), Old Saxon Fri, and Old English Frig are derived from Common Germanic Frijjō. Frigg is cognate with Sanskrit prīyā́ which means 'wife.' The root also appears in Old Saxon fri which means 'beloved lady', in Swedish as fria ('to propose for marriage') and in Icelandic as frjá which means ‘to love.’...
APHRODITE was the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman often accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was usually depicted nude...
Freya is attested to in the Poetic and Prose Eddas, in Hemskingla, various Icelandic Sagas, in Sörla þáttr, skaldic poems, and throughout folklore. Her name means ‘Lady’ and Friday is named variously for her, Frigg and Freyr. She is perhaps the most famous Norse goddess, is one of the Vanir, and is most often associated with love, sex, beauty, and gold (prosperity)...
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