The 7 days of the week were dedicated to "Gods" because they indicated qualities of Time associated with their namesake deities.
The modes of expression of the basic energies of the universal forces of the sun, moon and five planets visible to the naked eye, combined with the functional alliances which they form among themselves, are embodied in the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark.
Monday was the first day of the Northern week, and its emphasis was on attraction and banishment for the purpose of wealth creation.(This is reflected in the magnetic properties of the moon, and the ebb and flow of the tides).Tuesday was a day for calling upon strength and courage in order to persevere. (Mars being the planet embodying the qualities of assertiveness and tenacity).Wednesday emphasised knowledge and the wisdom to be gained from the experience of applying what has been learned.(Mercury rules the intellect).Thursday brought out the principle of speculation and of breakthrough (The expansive energies of Jupiter). The energy of Friday embodied the culmination of one's efforts.(The transmutative force of Venus). Saturday was the day for reaping rewards of endeavour in refreshment and relaxation. (Saturn reflects a slow-down of energies). Sunday completed the week's end and was a time of healing and of making whole. (This is reflected in the energy of the sun-rune, Sigil).

 

ENGLISH NORSE DEITY HOLY DAY LATIN (DIES…) FRENCH RULER
MONDAY MANNI MOON DAY LUNAE LUNDI MOON
TUESDAY TIW (TYR) TIW'S DAY MARTIS MARDI MARS
WEDNESDAY WODEN (ODIN) WODEN'S DAY MERCURII MERCREDI MERCURY
THURSDAY THOR THOR'S DAY IOVIS JEUDI JUPITER
FRIDAY FREYJA FREYJA'S DAY VENERIS VENDREDI VENUS
SATURDAY HOLDA SATURN'S DAY SATURNII SAMEDI SATURN
SUNDAY BALDUR SUN DAY SOLIS DIMANCHE SUN

 

  • SKOLL AND HATI are the two wolves who constantly pursue the sun and moon across the heavens, seeking to devour them. Their energies, combined with those of the week- day expressions, make up a total of nine forces upon which the Nordic multiverse is based.
  • The Old German for Wednesday (Wodenstag) was changed to Mittwoch (middle week), in order to escape the pagan association.
  • In Germanic mythology, the gender attribution for the moon is masculine, while the sun is feminine. (The old English "Man in the Moon" myth still hints at this). The way out of this conundrum is to recognise that in ancient mythologies, a god and goddess presided side-by-side over both the sun and the moon.