When we are young, we are told the names of everything in this world and we are expected to remember the object, thing or person’s name. One of the first things we learn as children are what the days of the week are. However, many were not told the meaning behind the names in which the days were given. Below is what I found in regards to the meanings of the days of the week.
Sunday: This name is from Old English/Anglo Saxon (before 700) Sunnandæg (literally meaning “Day of the Sun”), which is cognate to other Germanic languages. This day is dedicated to the God/Goddess of the Sun. This may be the reason why so many attend church and take this day to rest in the name of something higer than the self.
Monday: This name is from the Anglo-Saxon Monandaeg, “The Moon’s day”. This day was sacred to the Goddess of the moon, Isis. Isis is an Egyptian Goddess Divine Magic, Divine Healing, and the Goddess of Rebirth.
Tuesday: This day was named for the Norse God Tyr. Tyr was the God of War, Courage and Justice.
Wednesday: The day named in honor of Wodan (Odin). Odin is the Father of all Gods, according to Germanic Mythology.
Thursday: The day named after the Norse god Thor. Thor is the God of Thunder. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag. He was the son of Odin or Zeus and Gaia, Mother Earth.
Friday: The day in honor of the Norse Goddess Frigg. Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.
She was the Queen of Aesir and the only one permitted to sit on the high seat other than her husband Odin.
Saturday: This day is dedicated to dies Saturni, “Saturn’s Day”, by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg. Saturn, the sixth planet away from the Sun is the second largest planet in the Solar System at 74,600 miles in diameter (120,000 kilometers). It takes 29 ½ years to orbit the Sun. Saturn has 12 moons, the largest of which is Titan. It is encircled by rings which are actually particles of ice and rock. In Babylon he was called Ninib and was an agricultural deity. Saturn, called Cronus by the Greeks, was, at the dawn of the Ages of the Gods, the Protector and Sower of the Seed and his wife, Rhea, (called Ops by the Romans) was a Harvest Helper.
If each day of the week represents a different God or Goddess, why is it that so many people neglect to realize and accept that they too are Gods and Goddesses, Kings and Queens, all made in the image of the Ultimate Creator, through their name. If you know the meaning of your name, (First, Middle, Last) you will know why you were created and brought forth upon the planet. When you are named, it represents a uniqueness and distinction, setting you apart from others, while providing the means to express yourself in the world as an entity unto itself. This is the precise reason why Christians state, “In His name, you are saved.” In whose name are you saved? We are saved in the name of Christ Yeshua, Jesus’s real name. “Yeshua,” is from Hebrew origin and means Salvation. His name holds his power, and by evoking and opening your heart, mind and body to Him, he will be at your side to protect, guard and guide you.