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The days of the week are just one example of how intertwined our everyday lives are with mythology and religion. In this case Greek, Roman and Norse- it’s all very entertaining. I decided to make this infographic when I couldn’t think of who Friday was named after and I looked it up and thought “Who the shit is Frigga?”
I’m a bit surprised that these names survived so long and weren’t changed over, reinterpreted or suppressed by Christianity in the past one and a half millennia.
I’ve always found it interesting that these defunct religions have interchangeable and derivative gods, and it makes me wonder what the difference is when we use Odin to make up a Santa Claus, or a Gandalf and place them in popular culture. How much time does it take for something to go from being actively remembered as made up, to becoming genuine myth? Not long at all, I suspect.
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