Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wednesday Mercury/Wodan's Day

The name comes from the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English Wēdnes dæg, meaning the day of the Norse god Woden (Wodan) who was a god of the Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th century. Wōden, together with Norse Odin represented a development of a Proto-Germanic god, Wōdanaz. Who is in all likelihood identical with Mercury. Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day"), which is an early translation of the Latin dies Mercurii ("Mercury's day"), and reflects the widespread association of Woden with Mercury going back to Tacitus.

In Romance languages it is derived from the name of the Roman god Mercury: mercredi (French), mercoledì (Italian), miércoles (Spanish), miercuri (Romanian), dimecres (Catalan), dies Mercurii (Latin). Similarly, in most of the Indian Languages the name for Wednesday, Buddhavar is derived from the Vedic name for Mercury, Buddha.
Buddh is also used in Urdu. Russian does not use pagan names but instead uses sredá, meaning "middle," similar to the German Mittwoch. Likewise, Portuguese uses the word quarta-feira, meaning "fourth day."

Cultural reference: An English language idiom for Wednesday is "hump day", a reference to making it through to the middle of the work week as getting "over the hump." (rofl)

According to the Hebrew Bible, Wednesday is the day when the Sun and Moon were created.

Circuit 3 Rational Semantic Logical Conceptual. Blue Throat Chakra communication. Wodan/ Hermes/ Mercury, messenger of the gods among many other things. In ancient Babylon, Mercury was associated with the god Nabu, the divine scribe and god of wisdom.

Mercury has influenced the name of a number of things in a variety of scientific fields, such as the planet Mercury, and the element mercury. The word mercurial is commonly used to refer to something or someone erratic, volatile or unstable, derived from Mercury's swift flights from place to place.
In astrology: Mercury is the planet of the mind, intellect and communication. In a natal chart, the aspects and position of Mercury show the ways in which subjects use their minds and how they get their message across to others. In tarot, Mercury is usually associated with the Magician. Quickness of mind and spirit, learning the basics, the ability to handle several things at once, mental control over the environment.

Hod, Splendour and Thought in the Kabbalah.

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