Thursday. (Thor’s Day )The Norse and Pagan days of the week and the origin of their names.

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Thursday or Thor’s day will be the easiest for the novice to learn and remember. As Thor is the best-known god of Norse Mythology.  The name for this day of the week comes from the Old English Punresdaeg (The day of Punor) Punor or Thor is the Germanic and Norse god of thunder. It is based on the Latin dies Iovis  (Day of Jupiter – Green name: Zeus)   He was the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder.

Thor is the Norse god of thunder. He is the son of Odin and Jord, and one of the most powerful gods.  Thor is married to Sif, a fertility goddess.  The Norse believed that during a thunderstorm, Thor rode through the heavens on his chariot pulled by two goats. Tannginini (“gap-tooth”) and Tanngnost (“tooth- grinder” With his Mighty Hammer Mjollnir or Mjölnir, when thrown would create the flash of lightning and the roar of thunder.

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