Friday’s girl friend

ancient mystery crossed my path …

In a recent article I said that in many academic issues there was a dispute about the fact that the actual Viking deity honors called Friday. The cold hard fact is that unless someone has a runic stone that confirms the problem – and that is not likely – only a consideration of circumstantial evidence will bear the debate in such a debate.

So while others considered the world’s peace, others came back to the quest for Friday’s inspiration.

If you remember, four of the seven days of the week were named after the Norwegian gods:

– Tuesday is for Tyr, the god of truth and war,

– Wednesday is for Odin, the Aller of Viking gods,

– Thursday is for Thor, The god of thunder,

– Friday was covered in ambiguity.

I have always heard that the name originates from Frigg, Odin’s older woman – he has more than one – and it is supported by the most learned English references, such as the Oxford dictionary. Others say it was for Frey of Freja, who was a brother and sister in the Vanir group. Frey was the god of fertility, so it was necessary to keep him happy; Freja was the goddess of love and beauty, nor did she do her good side.

Frigg’s duty was to be the goddess of the sky. It was a subtle job, but someone had to do it.

I decided to decide on a cyberspace on an excellent guide in Norwegian affairs, The Viking Answer Lady. She was so careful in her material that I had the opportunity to bring her to the case, quite well. So I contacted her. To say she did her research is an understatement. Here’s her answer to me:

“Since Western Europe originated originally from Indo-European tribes, we find that there are many similarities between the different branches – not exactly, one-on-one identity, but concepts are clear It is therefore no surprise to find that the name and symbolism of the days of the week and the number of days in a week in all Indo-Europeans descendants may be the same as the same.

“You can understand the similarities of diesien in other languages ​​coming from indo-:

europeday name “ancient greek: hemera selenes (monday), hemera areos (ares day), hemera hermu (hermes day), hemera dios zeus’ day) hemera aphrodites Aphrodite’s Day), Hemera Khronu (Chronos’ Day), Hemera Heliou (Sunday)

“Latin: Lunae dies (Moonday, Monday), Martis die (Marsday, Tuesday), Mercurii dies (Mercury day, Wednesday), Jovis dies , Thursday), Veneris die (Venusday, Friday), Saturni dies (Saturn’s day, Saturday) or alternatives similar to Christian Sabbatum or Sabbati die (Sabbath day), Solis die on Sunday) or alternatively die Christian Dominic (Lord’s day).

“Surprisingly, the Romanesque languages ​​are derived from Latin, except for Portuguese, which are called the days:

” Italian: Lunedi, Marti, Mercoledi, Giovedi, Venerdi, Sabato, Domenica

“Spanish: lunes, martes, mircoles, jueves, viernes , sbado, domingo

“French: lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, sales redi, samedi, dimanche

” Romanian: Luni, Martini, Miercuri, Joi, Vineri, Smbata, Duminica

“Portuguese: Segunda-Feira (2nd day, Monday); Tera-Feira (3rd day, Tuesday); Quarta-Feira (4th day, Wednesday); Quinta-Feira (5th day, thursday); Sexta Feira (6th day, Friday); Sbado (Sabbath, Saturday); Domingo (Lord’s Day, Sunday)

“The Celtic languages ​​have taken and saved the Latin names of the days, and also borrowed heavily from Christian concepts:

” Welsh: Dydd Llun (Moon / Luna Day), Dydd Mawrth (Marsday) Dydd Merchandise Day, Dydd Iau (Thursday), Dydd Gwener (Venus Day), Dydd Sadwrn (Saturn’s Day), Dydd Sul (Sunday)

“Gaelies: Di-Luain (Monday); Di-mirt (Mars Day); Di- ciaduinn or Di ciadaoin (day of the first fast of the week – Friday is the second fast); Diardaoin (the day between the two fasting from Wednesday and Friday); Di-haoine or Dia-aoine (day of fast) Di -sathuirn (Saturn’s Day); Di-dmhnuich (Here’s day)

“Irish: D Luan (Moon / Luna Day); D Mairt (March day); D Cadaoin (day of first fast of the week); Dardaoin; D h-Aoine (the day between the two fasting from Wednesday and Friday); D Sathairn (Saturn’s Day); D Domhnaigh (Here’s day)

“However, the Germanic languages ​​are also related. Ares / Mars is equated to Tr as a combat god. Zeus / Jupiter was similar to Thrr as the god who had blighted lightning. Mercury was equal to the inn since Aphrodite / Venus equals Frigga and Freyja.

“German: Montag (Monday), Dienstag (Thursday), Mittwoch (Midweek), Donnerstag (Donner’s) / Thursday), Freitag (Freyja / Frigga’s day), Samstag (eventually derived from Latin Sabbath), Sonntag day)Monumental

“Dutch: Monday (), Tuesday, Wednesday (Today’s Woden’s / Inn’s), Thunder Day of Donner’s) Friday, Freyja / Frigga’s Day, Saturday (Saturn Day), Sunday (Sun

Day) “Norwegian and Danish: Monday (Monday), Tuesday (Tuesday), Wednesday (Tuesday), Thursday (Thursday) Friday (Freyja’s / Frigga’s), Saturday (Sunday),

Sunday (Day of the Moon), Tuesday, Day (Day Day), Thursday (Thursday), Friday (Frey yes / frigga’s day), lrdag (was day), sunday day

“old english: mondg or monandg monday day); tiwesdg (Tiw’s day, Tr’s day); wodnesdg (Wotan’s / inn’s day); Thursday (Thursday); friggedg (Frigga’s / Freya’s day); Sterdg or Sternesdg (Saturn’s Day); sunnandg (son day)

“Mediterranean: Monday, Moneday or Monenday (Monday); Tiwes Day or Teens Day (Tiw’s Day, Tr’s Day); Wednesday, Wednesdays, or Wednesdays (Wotan’s / Kroasdag); Thursday or Thursday (Thursday); Fridai Frigga’s / Freya’s Day); Saturday (Saturn’s Day); Soneday, Sonenday, Sunday, Sunnenday (Sun Day)

“North Frisian: Monnendei (Moon Day); Tirsdei (Tr’s day); Winsdei (Wotan’s / inn’s day); Trsdei (Thursday); Fridei (Frigga’s / Freyja’s day); Sennin (sonaand); Sennedei (Sunday)

“Etymologically, it’s impossible to make sure Frigga or Freyja’s words” Friday “(at least I said I’m not a philologist or linguist). We can say by the cognates that The name is of a goddess comparable to Venus and Aphrodite.

“We have further problems with the fact that ‘Freyja’ comes from roots, meaning ‘lady’, while ‘Frigga’ comes from roots associated with ‘ beloved’. There were several scholars who insisted that Frigga and Freyja are just different titles for the same goddess.

“Nevertheless, undoubtedly, Friday comes from the name of one of these two religions, and not from the name of the god Freyr.” Masters degrees

Now it is the kind of thoroughness that can be achieved. It is a consideration of evidence that can bear the day in a court of law. Even though she excluded only one of the three contenders to the title of Friday’s Namake, the Viking Responddame, in addition to the duty to provide me with the information I requested, passed.

I’m sure I did not tell her. I just tried to win a bar bet.

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