Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Kevin Anthony Scaldeferri (
13 Oct 1995 15:04:16 -0400

In article <>,
Cindy Kandolf <> wrote:
>In article <45jjn6$>
> (Gilbert Aubin) writes:
>> Actually,both versions are in use. In some European languages names of
>> the days are notderived from names of planets,as they are mostly in
>> English (Monday - Moon-day, Sunday obvious, Saturday - Saturn- day etc)
>Three out of seven doesn't count as "mostly". The other four days of
>the week in English are named after Teutonic gods.

But all the planet are Roman Gods.

Now the interesting question are the Teutonic Gods associated with the
same planets as the corresponding Roman Gods?

This is the case it seems for Thursday, as both are the thunder gods
of their systems.

Sunday Sun Sun works
Monday Moon Moon also works
Tues Mars ??
Weds Mercury Odin This one doesn't seems to
Thurs Jupiter Thor same
Fri Venus Frigga(?) I don't know
Sat Saturn ??