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Days of the Week

by Kit Navarro

In the RW, the ancient Greeks and Romans kept time by observing the heavenly bodies, and thus named the days of the week after the seven closest planets. (The sun and moon were considered planets, and Saturn was believed to be the last planet.), and of course, the planets were named after the gods. Later on, they were substituted by the Germanic names (which referred only to the gods, not the planets.) There was also the Judeo-Christian influence, naming Saturday as the Sabbath and Monday and the Lord's Day (dies Domenica)


Planet: Sun | Moon | Mars | Mercury | Jupiter | Venus | Saturn

Greek: hemera (day) heliou | selenes | Areos | Hermu | Dios | Aphrodites | Khronu

Roman: dies (day) solis | lunae | Martis | Mercurii | Jovis | Veneris | Saturni

Romance: (Sunday = Domenica, Saturday = Sabbath)

French: dimanche | lundi | mardi | mercredi | jeudi | vendredi | samedi

Spanish: domingo | lunes | martes | miÚrcoles | jueves | viernes | sßbado

Italian: domenica | lunedý | martedý | mercoledý | giovedý | venerdý | sabato

Portuguese: domingo | segunda-feira | terša-feira | quarta-feira | quinta-feira | sexta-feira | sßbado

Germanic: (Tiw, Woden/Odin, Thor, Freya = Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus)

English: Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

German: Sonntag | Montag | Dienstag | Mittwoch (midweek) | Donnerstag | Freitag | Samstag

Swedish: s÷ndag | mňndag | tisdag | onsdag | torsdag | fredag | l÷rdag

So after that short lecture on ancient history my question:

What are the origins of the Thyatian and Alphatian days of the week?

Thyatian: Lunadain | Gromdain | Tserdain | Moldain | Nytdain | Loshdain | Soladain

Surely, Lunadain and Soladain are related to the moon (Luna, perhaps a variant Thyatian name for Matera) and the sun (named Solarios in Thyatian, whereas Ixion is more Milenian), and perhaps related to the Immortals as well. What about the rest? Surely not the planets.

My only idea is that the day names were derived from certain minor Immortals of Timekeeping and Calendars, similar to the Horae (Hours) or Dice in Greek myth (goddesses of the hours and seasons, who kept the natural order of time, also goddess of justice). They would be 5 in number (5 Spheres?), and watch over the natural order of the days, months, seasons, and years. They need not be real Immortals, but legendary Thyatian figures (5 daughters of an Immortal?), who maintained harmony among the 5 Spheres.

Alphatian: Majhur | Tijhur | Wojhur | Thajhur | Flajhur | Sejhur | Lajhur

Two comments:

1. "jhur" sounds like the French word for day, "jour" 2. The first letter of the days are close to the RW days: M, T, W, Th, F, S, except for L.

Of course, the Alphatians came from a different world, so who knows where they derived the names of their week?