The ancient Babylonians, then the Romans, named the days of the week after planets and other bodies they saw in the sky.

Saturday:Saturn's day`

Sunday: Sun's day  

Monday: Moon's day  
Tuesday: Tiu's day; Roman god of war.  
Wednesday: Woden's day; the Roman god Mercury became the Scandinavian god Woden. The day of Mercury was translated as Woden's day.  
Thursday: Thor's day; originally the day of Jove became Thor's day. Thor and the roman god Jove (Jupiter) were gods of thunder.  
Friday: Freyja's day; the day of the planet Venus was translated into Freyja or Frigg's day because both are goddesses of Love.  

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