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  • We encourage daily observations relative to that specific day.
  1. Sunday, the first day of the week, is named for the Sun. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes called this day dies solis, day of the Sun. The British island branch called this day sunnandaeg, sun day.
  2. Monday, the second day of the week, is named for the moon. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes called it dies lunae, day of the Moon. The British island branch called it monandaeg, Moon day.
  3. Tuesday, the third day of the week, is named for Tyr, the commonly known as the god of war albeit historically being the Sky God himself. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes’ name for this day was dies Martis, Mar‘s day the god of war. The British island branch called it Tiwesdaeg, Tiw‘s (Tyr’s) day.
  4. Wednesday, the fourth day of the week, is named for Woden (Odin), the Divine Mind of the Cosmos. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes called this dies Mercurii, Mercury‘s day, for the messenger-aspect of the Sky God. The British island branch called this Wodnesdaeg, Woden’s day.
  5. Thursday, the fifth day of the week, is named for Thor, the god of thunder and gravity. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes called this day dies Jovis, Jove‘s day, after Jupiter, an aspect of the ultimate god. The British island branch called this day Thuresdaeg, Thor’s day.
  6. Friday, the sixth day of the week, is named for Frigg (her unmarried aspect is Freya), the goddess of the heavens and married love and the wife of Odin. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes’ name for this day is dies Veneris, Venus‘s day, for the goddess of love. The British island branch’s name for this day was Frigedaeg, Frigg’s day.
  7. Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is named for Saturn – Father Time. The Roman branch of the Euro-Tribes called this day dies Saturni, Saturn’s day. This became Saeterdaeg to the British island branch.

     

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Solis dies (Sun)

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Lunae dies (Moon)

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Martis dies (Mars)

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Mercurii dies (Mercury)

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Jovis dies (Jupiter)

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Veneris dies (Venus)

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Saturni dies (Saturn)


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  • We encourage monthly celebrations throughout the Wheel of the Year.

(Note: Our ancestors followed a 13-Month calender with exactly 30 days each Month, with the names of each Month named after the dwelling of the particular Deity. Each Month started with Sunday and each 13th being a Friday and the Birth of that Deity, with New Year’s Eve (Ragnarok) being a Day apart. So the following below is not exactly on point, but still a good reference for practice.

Modern/Roman    Folk Names      Anglo-Saxon       Icelandic

January         Snowmoon        Æfter-Giuli       Thorri
February        Horning         Solmonath         Gói
March           Lenting         Hredhmonath       Einmanudhr
April           Seedmoon        Eostre            Gaukmanudhr/Saidtidh
May             Merrymoon       Thrimilemonath    Eggtidh
June            Meadmoon        Ærre-Lithe        Solmanudhr
July            Haymoon         Æfter-Lithe       Heyannir
August          Harvest         Weodmonath        Tvimanudhr
September       Shedding        Haligmonath       Hanstmanudhr
October         Hunting         Winterfyllith     Gormanudhr
November        Fogmoon         Blotmonath        Frermanudhr
December        Yule            Ærre-Giuli        Hrutmanudhr

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