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who created the days of the week?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:35 AM
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Yes im serious! Im curious is all.. and cant sleep.

So who created monday, tuesday, ect? And why only 7 days?

How did someone come up with the word 'monday'?

And please DONT say GOD did.
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rangerwife2
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:39 AM
God is the only answer I have for you..
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Piskie
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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The romans started the 7 day week.

They were named after stellar objects,

Monday - Moon da etc.,... The 7 day was common because 7 stellar objects can be seen easily from earth. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_the_days_of_the_week

Many civilisations used 10 day weeks, or no concept of a 'week' at all, simply time periods of different days.


mstkn.identity
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:45 AM
Interesting.

Quoting Piskie:

The romans started the 7 day week.

They were named after stellar objects,

Monday - Moon da etc.,... The 7 day was common because 7 stellar objects can be seen easily from earth. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_the_days_of_the_week

Many civilisations used 10 day weeks, or no concept of a 'week' at all, simply time periods of different days.


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1stpreggers
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:46 AM
Idk most days are named after diff gods in some languages.
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theresaphilly
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:23 AM

The Greeks! . . . just guessing

kiowaqueen
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:25 AM
Idk but good question :)
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weirdgothmom
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:38 AM
the days are name after gods why 7 i dont know
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aprilsalcro
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:57 AM
No idea
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TableforSeven
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:13 AM

In Judaism the days are called "Day 1", Day 2"...etc -- up to Shabbat (Day 7).  The same as the days are called in the Torah (Shabbat being the day G-d rested....as do we today).

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