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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:34 AM
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Happy First Sunday After the First Full Moon After the Vernal Equinox, everyone!
Gotta love these Christian holidays with Pagan roots. :-)
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:47 AM
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1. Did the pagans worry about the
Monday through Sunday thing?

Just wondering what their calendars looked like?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:59 AM
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3. The days of the weeks and months were named by Pagans.
Interesting, huh?

Sunday - Sun Day
Monday - Moon Day
Tuesday - Tiw's Day (Old English origin)
Wednesday - Woden's Day
Thursday - Thor's day
Friday - Frige's day
Saturday - Saturn's day


Different pagan sources, but all pagan in origin. That's English, of course.

January - Named for Janus
February - Named after a pagan festival
March - Named after Mars, a pagan deity
April - From a Latin word meaning "to open"
May - Named after Maia, another pagan deity
June - Juno, a pagan deity
July - Julius Caesar
August - Augustus Caesar
September, October, November, December - after Latin numbers for 7, 8, 9, 10


All pre-Christian sources.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:48 AM
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2. and a beautiful, peaceful, Happy Easter to those who celebrate.
May all find their own bliss, wherever the origin. :)
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:02 PM
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4. +1
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