Wodensday

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 12.29.26 PMHappy Wodensday!

Happy Mittwoch!

Happy Hump Day!

Happy Wednesday!

For decades now, Wednesday has been one of my favorite days (immediately following Saturday) because once you survive Wednesday, you’ve made it through half of a work week and you might actually make it to Friday!

The name of this day, Wednesday, comes from the Middle English Wednesdei. The Germanic god Woden (Wodanza or Odin depending on where in the world you might be) graces us with his presence in this name. The Latin name of Wednesday is directly related to the Romance languages andin the tenth century, German invaded the days of the week. We moved from “Wodenstag” (Wodan’s day) to “Mittwoch” which literally translates to “mid-week”… might be more appropriate for the German’s naming conventions. (It seems to me that Germans are pretty utilitarian when they create new words.)

Culturally, Wednesday holds significance in Hindu mythology, Thai solar calendars, and many folk rhymes. The fictional DC terror Solomon Grundy was “married on Wednesday,” Winnie the Pooh renames the day to “Winds-Day” in Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Wednesday Friday Addams is a perfect “child of woe” born on a Wednesday.

Wednesday means I’m almost to Saturday.

What does Wednesday mean to you?

 

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