Welcome to the Saturday open thread on Street Prophets. Our question today: What’s your favorite day?
First, some background. While the origin of the day is the natural cycle of the sun rising and setting, when the day starts has varied historically. At the present time, the day starts at midnight, but at times in the past a day ran from noon to noon. In some cultures, such as many Native American groups, the day runs from sunrise to sunrise. There are some cultures in which the day begins at sunset.
We group our days into weeks which are composed of seven days. While this may seem natural to us, in other times and in other cultures, days have been grouped into weeks of 5 days, 6 days, 10 days, 13 days, and 15 days.
Now about the names of our days:
Sunday: named after the sun (Sunnan Daeg in Anglo Saxon).
Monday: named after the moon (Monan Daeg in Anglo Saxon).
Tuesday: named after the Norse god of war, Tyr (Tiu in the Anglo-Saxon spelling). He is the son of Odin and Frigg.
Wednesday: named after Odin, the Norse god of war and victory. Odin is the husband of Frigg.
Thursday: named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Thor is the oldest son of Odin and Frigg.
Friday: named after Frigg, the Norse goddess of love. She is the wife of Odin and the mother of Thor and Tyr.
Saturday: named for the Roman god Saturn.
So, what is your favorite day?
This is an open thread. Feel free to rant about the events of the day and what’s happening in your life. And, what’s for dinner?