The Origin Of Thursday Is That It’s Magic

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

The origin of Thursday? It’s named after Thor – the Norse Thunder God also known as Jupiter. It is thus lucky for Sagittarians and their aspirations.

In France, it’s Jeudi – Jove Day or Day of Jupiter. In many Indian languages, Thursday is Guruvar, as Guru is the Sanskrit name for Jupiter.

And how nice to think of the Jupiter-blessed bits of your chart (natally or by transit) as having a guru.

If you are a devout Christian, you don’t say Thursday – you say 5th day. It’s to avoid acknowledging a Pagan God.

I love how the old Gods live on in such a prosaic fashion. We name our days after them but say they’re forgotten or were never real.

Was the folk rhyme that starts with “Monday’s child is fair of face” a subtle way to keep the memory of this ancient association?

Nearly every language attaches the days of the week to these same deities: Sunday – the Sun and Monday the Moon. Mars is Tuesday, and Mercury owns Wednesday. Then there is Thor’s day, Friday for Frida’s day or the day of Venus and Saturn’s Day. AKA Saturday.

If you think for even a moment about the origin of Thursday, you detect the more in-depth story beneath.

 

Image: Thor – Ragnorak

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pegasus
pegasus
March 21, 2009 7:42 pm

Get the feeling our David is going to have a rip roaring month
every which way & loose.

pegasus
pegasus
March 21, 2009 7:40 pm

Scorps, absolutley liberating & shows abundance mentality vis a vis
‘holding on’.
It all grows back. With clothes & books have done a ‘definite out’…a ‘decide in 24 hours’
& a ‘what’s the worst that can happen if this is no longer in your life’.

Anyways great excuse for new threads & books:) Later that is.

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian
March 21, 2009 7:52 pm
Reply to  pegasus

The good thing with books is that what you may of moved on from, could be just what someone else needs to stumble across in some charity shop somewhere…or alternatively Pegs maybe look first to sell at second hand dealer (to pad out seed money for new garden or new learning aka more books)…and then the surplus can go the way of charity?

Also belated thank goodness you’ve had some wonderful shifts occur for you. Very pleased to see so many positive things open up.

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot
March 20, 2009 8:58 pm

Pegasus, I started culling again today too. After seeing “Clear your clutter with Feng Shui” mentioned on the self-help book post i wondered what else i could throw out. A LOT i have discovered. I get so stressed looking at all the stuff i have – especially when i move and it’s all packed up in boxes and you look at the big truck full of stuff and just sigh at the thought of carrying all that load to one’s next home. It’s so liberating getting rid of it. I’m being ruthless this time – if i haven’t used it/worn… Read more »

pegasus
pegasus
March 20, 2009 6:48 pm

You know Chesh, there is an innate happiness i have found in peeps that acknowledge ArchAngels. Took a Priest once to the Theosophical Society to look at The Keys of Enoch and he said to me ‘you are going the long way around’. mmmm.He was the only, registered in Rome, exorcist in Oz, now in Sidders. A man of the people who went to pubs & an occasion bet on a horse. Put $20 in his pocket once, a donation, he put it immediately on a horse called ‘Little Rosary’, won 1300, gave me back 200 & 200 each for… Read more »

cheshire cap
cheshire cap
March 20, 2009 7:07 pm
Reply to  pegasus

Pegs I know a couple of punting priests, one in particular is a delight and excellent company. He’s a brilliant host and throws an orphan’s christmas every year for any friends at a loose end.

davidl
davidl
March 21, 2009 5:45 pm
Reply to  cheshire cap

I thought orphan throwing was banned in Qld ?

cheshire cap
cheshire cap
March 21, 2009 7:24 pm
Reply to  davidl

It’s perfectly legal if it’s done by a priest……everything else was banned once..:lol:

davidl
davidl
March 22, 2009 12:05 am
Reply to  cheshire cap

Well thank god Laurence Springborg lost your state election Chesh, he reminded me of a bad Max Headroom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEPq0FvFm3g&feature=related

cheshire cap
cheshire cap
March 22, 2009 12:57 am
Reply to  davidl

at least Max Headroom is entertaining in an odd sort of way…..we might had got free of the ‘borg’ but it looks like we could have another effing Bjelke-Petersen. If I didn’t love this area so much I would be running away west to the kangaroos and the bilbys…… chees!!!!…..what in the name of all that’s wonderful is wrong with the voters in this electorate!!! I think it’s got something to do with the mining resumption of farm land. Bethany’s under threat.

cheshire cap
cheshire cap
March 22, 2009 1:48 am
Reply to  cheshire cap

phew…looks like Dolly’s ahead by a nose

pegasus
pegasus
March 20, 2009 11:36 am

Oh, just remembered the artist similar to Frank F, is Boris Vallenjo!
Was a fan of both in the 80’s.

pegasus
pegasus
March 20, 2009 11:04 am

Hi there, moving in 8-10 weeks.
It is THE most beautiful little house with peppercorn rent.
Strange, that with all the gods & goddess’s to choose from,
it was Archangel Michael & Mary Magdelene i had been praying to
for assisting in battle with compassion.
Thanks for asking, bless ya big hearts:)

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot
March 20, 2009 12:30 pm
Reply to  pegasus

aaaw, your new abode sounds lovley!

cheshire cap
cheshire cap
March 20, 2009 1:39 pm
Reply to  pegasus

Archangel Michael answers my prayers too Pegs. It’s going to be a long 8-10 weeks but gives you time to plan everything just so and to pot precious plants. So happy for you!

pegasus
pegasus
March 19, 2009 11:21 am

hi there, is that a frank franzetta painting. If so he uses photos of real people then gets creative
with paints. in his book of fantasy-erotic peeps, his wife writes sexy mysterious verse on
opposite page of pix.
Noticed bikies took to having his work tattoed on them. Wishful thinking on their part:)

cheshire cap
cheshire cap
March 19, 2009 11:29 am
Reply to  pegasus

Hello Pegs, how’s the home-move progressing?

scorpalicious robot
scorpalicious robot
March 19, 2009 12:21 pm
Reply to  cheshire cap

yeah, how’s it all going Pegs?

Ãœber Virgo
Ãœber Virgo
March 19, 2009 11:01 am

Ru Paul as Thor would REALLY be something. But knowing Kenneth Branagh he’ll airbrush himself into the lead role.

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