The name Friday comes from the Old English Frīġedæġ, meaning the “day of Frige”, a result of an old convention associating the Old English goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess Venus, with whom the day is associated in many different cultures. The same holds for Frīatag in Old High German, Freitag in Modern German and vrijdag in Dutch.
The expected cognate name in Old Norse would be *friggjar-dagr. However, the name of Friday in Old Norse is frjá-dagr instead, indicating a loan of the weekday names from Low German. The modern Scandinavian form is Fredag in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish, meaning Freya’s day. The distinction between Freya and Frigg in some Germanic mythologies is problematic.
Friday is associated in many cultures with the love goddess Venus, and the planet named for her.
I suggest going to Witch of The Craft website today for many wonderful post for the 4th of July. THere is a banner you can click on at the bottom of any page. Happy 4th everyone!
Picture from WOTC website. Thanks, Lady of the Abyss!
Not only is this a day for Americans to celebrate winning our hard fought freedom from the British but it should also be a day to remember those that fought so hard and sacrificed so much for us to have it. Not just the brave men and boys but the women and girls that gave up so much also.
Say a prayer of thanks today for our Fore Fathers and Fore Mothers or remember them some way while enjoy the day.
I call upon the Horned God and Mother Earth,
To keep myself and my family safe as we have fun either away from or at our hearth.
To keep those who are traveling under your watchful eyes
That we might all be safe and see the fireworks or stars in the sky.
So mote it be.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July brothers and sisters.
Words Copyright 2015 Lady Beltane
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