I’m thinking about Wednesdays -you know- the day of the week you’re actually not supposed to get married?
Did you know that the word ‘Wednesday’ comes from Norse mythology? Odin was the king of the Norse gods and goddesses and originally the name for the fourth day was ‘Odin’s Day’. But that name didn’t stick, and slowly it was shaped into what we now call wed – nes – day.
When I was a kid I thought it was called WED-nesday because you were supposed to have your wedding specifically on that day of the week. I don’t dislike that logic because Wednesday needs something to spice it up.
My breakdown of the days of the week:
Sunday is dedicated to coming down from the weekend’s high.
Monday gets to officially be the worst.
Tuesday I appreciate for not being Monday.
– Wednesday just marks the middle-
Thursday starts to build the anticipation for the weekend.
Friday is widely accepted as the start of the weekend.
Saturday IS the weekend!
I guess this model has exhausted me. While the routine of a 5-day work week, bookended by two days of freedom keeps things steady, measured, and predictable, sometimes I want to shake it up a bit. At the time of this being written, the citizens of Scotland have just recently voted in favor of a four-day work week which should enter the trial phase soon.
I wonder what that would look like for me.
More fun naming origins of the day’s of the week:
- Saturday – Saturn
- Sunday – The Sun
- Monday – The Moon
- Tuesday – Tiw, god of war, treaties, and justice
- Wednesday – Odin, king of Norse gods and attributed to wisdom and magic
- Thursday from Thor – also god of war but with fertility, thunder, and lightning
- Friday from Freya – also… god of war but with fertility and love