Pagan / Secular Days of the Week


Days of the Week (Hebrew)
 
Hebrew Meaning Hebrew Secular Weekday Name Derived from
First day Yom Reeshone Sunday Derived from the Latin dies solis, “sun’s day,” a pagan Roman holiday.
Second day Yom Shaynee Monday Derived from the Anglo – Saxon monandaeg, which means “the moon’s day.” Latin: dies lunae, “day of the moon.”
Third day Yom Shlee´shee Tuesday Named for the Norse god of war, Tiu, or Tyr, the son of Odin.
Fourth day Yom Revee´ee Wednesday Named to honor Odin, or Woden, chief god in Norse mythology. Onsdag in Sweden and Denmark.
Fifth day Yom Khah´mee´shee Thursday Named for Thor, Norse god of thunder. Torsdag in Sweden and Denmark.
Sixth day Yom Ha´shee´shee Friday Named for the Norse goddess of love, Frigg, or Frija. Variation of the Old High German frìatag,”day of Frija.”
Rest Yom Ha’ Shabbath Saturday Named in honor of the Roman god Saturn. Latin: Saturni. Sater – daeg by the Anglo – Saxons.
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