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Days of the week
Sunday is the day of the Sun
The 'Sunday Times' is a Sunday newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Monday is the day of the Moon (lune => lundi)
'Blue Monday' is a song by Fats Domino
It's named after Tyr, the Nordic god of war
(the equivalent of the Roman god Mars => mardi)
This name comes from the old English word Wednes (Wednes = Woden = Odin)
The Roman god is Mercury => mercredi
The god Thor after whom Thursday is named (the god of thunder)
The equivalent Roman god is Jupiter => jeudi
Friday is derived from the name of the goddess Freya (the goddess of love and fertility)
Vendredi is named after Venus
Both Saturday and 'samedi' are named after the Roman god of agriculture Saturn
A nursery rhyme by Mother Goose
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday,
This is the end
Of Solomon Grundy.
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