Days of the Week

Days of the Weeek

Sunday, or the venerable day of the sun, dies solis in latin.

In Roman time the pegan sun god worshippers would assemble on the morning of the first day of the week to celebrate the Sunrise. The pegans would construct obelisk whose purpose was two fold. They would set them up at the highest places. They were fertility symbols and represented the phallus. Now they can represent the fallacy in a valley, or on hill, but they put them in all the high places because they would receive the first rays of the sun at sunrise. Oblisk and sun god worship are inseparable.

WHen the first rays of the sun would strike the oblisk the sun god worshippers would break out into celebration. Remenants of this celebration is documented as late as the Inca’s in the book titled: Conquest of Peru.

“The Inca would assemble at dawn eagerly. They watched the coming of the deity, and no sooner did his first yellow rays strike the turrets, then a shout of gratulation broke forth from the assembled multitude, the wild tunes from barbaric instruments swelled louder and louder as his bright orb shone in full splendor on his votaries.”

These ancient obelisk can be found today on the highest point of most churches as they arise and assemble for sunrise service.

Sunday is a memorial and celebration to the sun god and is named for the venerable day of the sun.


Our modern term Monday comes from the Old English Moon Daeg. Moon-day was in honor of the moon god.

Atremiss (Diana) was identified with the moon god, this goes all the way back to the first babylonian era, with semirimas the wife of Nimrod the sun god. Artemis is often portrayed in the same way that the catholics portray Mary mother of Jesus.


The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning “sun’s day”: the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica (Latin), the Day of God. The Romance languages, languages derived from the ancient Latin language (such as French, Spanish, and Italian), retain the root.

French: dimanche; Italian: domenica; Spanish: domingo
German: Sonntag; Dutch: zondag. [both: ‘sun-day’]

The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandaeg, “the moon’s day”. This second day was sacred to the goddess of the moon.

French: lundi; Italian: lunedi. Spanish: lunes. [from Luna, “Moon”]German: Montag; Dutch: maandag. [both: ‘moon-day’]

This day was named after the Norse god Tyr. The Romans named this day after their war-god Mars: dies Martis.

French: mardi; Italian: martedi; Spanish: martes.
The Germans call Dienstag (meaning “Assembly Day”), in The Netherlands it is known as dinsdag, in Danmark as tirsdag and in Sweden tisdag.

The day named to honor Wodan (Odin).
The Romans called it dies Mercurii, after their god Mercury.

French: mercredi; Italian: mercoledi; Spanish: miércoles.
German: Mittwoch; Dutch: woensdag.

The day named after the Norse god Thor. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag.
The Romans named this day dies Jovis (“Jove’s Day”), after Jove or Jupiter, their most important god.

French: jeudi; Italian: giovedi; Spanish: jueves.
German: Donnerstag; Dutch: donderdag.

The day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
In Old High German this day was called frigedag.
To the Romans this day was sacred to the goddess Venus, and was known as dies veneris.

French: vendredi; Italian: venerdi; Spanish: viernes.
German: Freitag ; Dutch: vrijdag.

This day was called dies Saturni, “Saturn’s Day”, by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg.

French: samedi; Italian: sabato; Spanish: sábádo.
German: Samstag; Dutch: zaterdag.
Swedish: Lördag; and in Danish and Norse: Lørdag (“washing day”).



1st day, 2nd day, 3rd day, etc, leading up to the seventh day or sabbath. The sabbath was the only day that had a name. After all the Sabbath was the whole reason for counting and reckoning days into weeks.



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