Myth of Time: Thursday
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THURSDAY

Named for Jupiter and associated with the Greek god Dios and the Roman god Jovis. (The word Thursday comes from the Old English Thunor, an analog to the Roman and Greek gods.) These were gods of thunder. Thursday was identified with the color white, the liver in the body, and the metal tin (stannum), with the chemical symbol Sn...
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Named for Jupiter and associated with the Greek god Dios and the Roman god Jovis. (The word Thursday comes from the Old English Thunor, an analog to the Roman and Greek gods.) These were gods of thunder. Thursday was identified with the color white, the liver in the body, and the metal tin (stannum), with the chemical symbol Sn...
Thursday, 'Thor's day,' gets its English name after the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder, strength and protection. The Roman god Jupiter, as well as being the king of gods, was the god of the sky and thunder. 'Thursday' comes from Old English 'Þūnresdæg.'...
From Middle English, from Old English þursdæġ, þurresdæġ ('Thursday'), possibly from a contraction of Old English þunresdæġ ('Thursday', literally 'Thor's day'), but more likely of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse þōrsdagr or Old Danish þūrsdag ('Thursday'); all from Proto-Germanic *Þunras dagaz ('Thor's day'). Compare West Frisian tongersdei, Dutch donderdag, German Donnerstag, Danish torsdag. More at thunder, day...
ZEUS was the King of the Gods and the god of the sky, weather, law and order, destiny and fate, and kingship. He was depicted as a regal, mature man with a sturdy figure and dark beard. His usual attributes were a lightning bolt, a royal sceptre and an eagle...
Þórr (Thor) is attested to in numerous textual and artifact sources, not the least of which originated with the Romans, who loved to lump in outside deities with their own. Roman historian Tacitus lists him as Hercules in his Germania, which was preserved so that we may read all of the other skewed rubbish the Roman’s heaped upon the entire pantheon...
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