Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Thorsday


Today is Thursday, named for the hammer-wielding Norse god Thor.

Thor is associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, destruction, fertility, healing, and the protection of mankind.

Wikipedia says:

By employing a practice known as interpretatio germanica during the Roman Empire period, the Germanic peoples adopted the Roman weekly calendar, and replaced the names of Roman gods with their own. Latin dies Iovi ("day of Jupiter") was converted into Proto-Germanic *├×onares dagaz ("Thor's day"), from which stems modern English "Thursday" and all other Germanic weekday cognates.

So go out and have a kick-ass Thorsday.