Myth of Time: Monday
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Named for the Moon and associated with the Greek goddess Selene and the Roman goddess Luna. These were goddesses of the nighttime. Monday relates to the color blue, the brain in the body, and the metal silver (argentum), with the chemical symbol Ag...
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Named for the Moon and associated with the Greek goddess Selene and the Roman goddess Luna. These were goddesses of the nighttime. Monday relates to the color blue, the brain in the body, and the metal silver (argentum), with the chemical symbol Ag...
Monday comes from Old English “Mōnandæg,” named after Máni, the Norse personification of the moon (and Sól's brother)...
From Old English mōnandæġ ('day of the moon'), from mōna ('moon') + dæg ('day'), late Proto-Germanic *mēniniz dagaz, a translation of Latin dies Lunae and of Greek ήμέρα Σελήνης (heméra Selénes). Compare West Frisian moandei, Dutch maandag, German Montag, Danish mandag...
SELENE was the Titan goddess of the moon. She was depicted as a woman riding sidesaddle on a horse or driving a chariot drawn by a pair of winged steeds. Her lunar sphere or crescent was either a crown set upon her head or the fold of a raised, shining cloak. She was sometimes said to drive a team of oxen and her lunar crescent was likened to a pair of bull's horns...
Máni is attested in the Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda, and in Tacitus’s Germania. He is the god of the moon, and brother of goddess of the sun, Sól. It is from him we get our famous Man-in-the-Moon in English folklore...
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