Days of the week:
of the days of the week were
after pagan gods and
Here are the English
for the days of the week
the sun god.
the moon goddess
Tiw, the Norse god of
Wodin (or Odin), the
Thor, Norse god of thunder.
Frigg, Norse goddess of love.
Saturn, Roman god of
The Names of the Months:
Named after the Roman god Janus.
name comes either from the old-Italian god Februus or else from februa,
signifying the festivals of purification celebrated in Rome during this
after the Roman god of war, Mars.
Aprilis, from aperire, "to open". Possible because it
is the month in which the buds begin to open.
after Maiesta, the Roman goddess of honor and reverence.
Nnamed in honor of the goddess Juno.
It was the month in which Julius Caesar was born, and named
Julius in his honor in 44 BCE.
Named in honor of the first of the Roman emperors,
name comes from septem, "seven".
name comes from octo, "eight"
name comes from novem, "nine".
name comes from decem, "ten".