Common Words With Surprising Mythological Origins

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the names of the days of the week? While Sunday and Monday are self-explanatory, being named after the sun and moon respectively, Saturday stands out for being named after the Roman god Saturn. The other four days of the week are named after Norse gods, with Tuesday named after Tyr, Wednesday after Odin/Woden, Thursday after Thor, and Friday after Frigg/Freya. It is interesting to note that many phrases we commonly use are rooted in outdated traditions, and similarly, our vocabulary includes words associated with mythology that have become a permanent part of our lexicon. Here are some particularly fascinating examples.

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