Today was, well, Wednesday of course. I don't like Wednesday much because it is right in the middle of the week and I always feel tired and less enthusiastic about it. And less inspired too. It used to be different: when I was taking my acting lessons, Wednesday evenings were the highlights of my weeks.But anyway, for some reason, I remembered today that Wednesday etymologically means Wotan's Day, i.e. Odin's Day or Mercury's Day. Originally, it is the same god, only with different names and a different place in the godly hierarchy. It was a fitting Odin's Day today: dark and rainy. Somehow, remembering the origin of the name made me enjoy the day a bit more, made me forget it looked miserable outside.
Picture from Giovanni Caselli, taken from this book, which made me discover and love Viking mythology.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Labels: Giovanni Caselli, mercredi, Mythologie viking, viking, Viking mythology, Wednesday
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Odin and Mercury are so different from each other! But gloomy northerners like their Wednesdays while the quicksilverish southern romance language speakers like their mercredi.
Wednesdays are gloomy, purgatory I think you once mention. But today is Friday, and freedom beckons. The only day named for the girls if I am not mistaken;-)
Wednesday: failed thursday
Wednesday: fake thursday
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