Myth of Time: Wednesday
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WEDNESDAY

Named for Mercury and associated with the Greek god Hermes and the Roman god Mercuris. (The word Wednesday comes from the Old English translation of the Latin Mercurii.) These were gods of wisdom. Wednesday related to the color green, the lungs in the body, and the metal mercury (hydragyrum), with the chemical symbol Hg...
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Named for Mercury and associated with the Greek god Hermes and the Roman god Mercuris. (The word Wednesday comes from the Old English translation of the Latin Mercurii.) These were gods of wisdom. Wednesday related to the color green, the lungs in the body, and the metal mercury (hydragyrum), with the chemical symbol Hg...
Wednesday is 'Wōden's day.' Wōden, or Odin, was the ruler of the Norse gods' realm and associated with wisdom, magic, victory and death. The Romans connected Wōden to Mercury because they were both guides of souls after death. 'Wednesday' comes from Old English 'Wōdnesdæg.'...
From Middle English Wednesdai, Wodnesdei, from Old English wōdnesdæġ ('Wednesday'), from a Germanic (compare Proto-Germanic *Wōdanas dagaz) calque of Latin dies ('day') Mercurii ('of Mercurii') and Koine Ancient Greek ἡμέρα (hemera, 'day') Ἕρμου (Hermou, 'of Hermes'), via an association of the god Odin (Woden) with Mercury and Hermes...
HERMES was the Olympian god of herds and flocks, travellers and hospitality, roads and trade, thievery and cunning, heralds and diplomacy, language and writing, athletic contests and gymnasiums, astronomy and astrology. He was the herald and personal messenger of Zeus, King of the Gods, and also the guide of the dead who led souls down into the underworld..
Óðin is attested heavily through many early sources across Europe. He is claimed as the ancestor of many kingly lines and is thus mentioned in ancient lineage records. More commonly known sources include Tacitus’s late 1st-century Germania, Adam of Bremen’s Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum in the 11th century, the 12th century Bryggen inscriptions, the Poetic Edda, Prose Edda, Heimskringla, and many of the sagas...
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