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#1    SilverNitrate

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:55 PM

Sunday - Sun god Sunnandaeg in Old English which means “day of the sun” in honor of the Sun god Baal.
Monday - Monandaeg, Old English for “day of the moon.” “Muna” means moon like the Latin “luna.”
Tuesday - Old English, is named in honor of the god of war, Tiw, originally Tiwesdaeg.
Wednesday - Scandinavian god Wode - Wodensdaeg.
Thursday - God of lightning and thunder, Thor, called Thuresdaeg.
Friday - Goddess of Frigg, believed to have the power to bring warriors back to life -- called Frigedaeg.
Saturday - Roman god Saturn for which the planet was named -- called Saeterdaeg

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 08:41 PM

Before I add to your posting I have a Q; Why do you "bump" your posts moments after you initiate them? Does the server not bump them when you post initially?  blush.gif


Days of the week are not the only Calendar occasions to have been co-opted by the Christians.

Halloween. (*Link*)


Easter (Feast of Ostara)
*Link*


Christmas (Yule) *Link*

Groundhog Day (Imbolc, Candlemas) *Link*


This is a fascinating read about Christian holiday calendars. And you'll love the source! wink2.gif *Link*

It's like that old saying about the Devil. (& Christianity);
"The Devil is the best friend the church ever had. He's kept them in business all these years!"

In that the ancient Christian reformers sought to exterminate Pagan faith, and yet when they built their churches on desecrated Pagan temple sites, they were forced to later hire the local (native pagans) stone masons, carpenters, etc... to build the new churches. Pagan masons and carpenters, etc...  Who then secreted their pagan religious symbols into the structures they helped build, so as to heal the desecration of that ancient site by the invaders, and to assist in providing a familiar environment for their people to commune with those ancient powers of their birthright, when they were ultimately forced to convert and attend those churches.

So to did the early church powers co-opt the Pagan calendar of holy days(holidays), so as to insert the new Christian philosophy of monotheism, (in direct opposition to the polytheism of the Pagans), upon the ancient rituals by initiating recognition of celebrations like; "Christmas", "Easter" etc...
They failed in that while they changed the effigy of the old faith to meet the monotheistic profile of Christianity, they chose not to remove the theme behind the celebrations. Thereby defeating their purpose and empowering the Pagan people and their faith to continue in secret, though in the guise of Christendom. Made influential and manifest by invading and converting the communities with the threat; convert or die!

A lofty threat that continues to this day, in the form of Christian missionaries , as they invade foreign lands and proselytize to the natives that now that they have arrived, the god's of the old religion are the demons of the new. Convert or burn for eternity in hell fire! Native language is forbiden. Native religious practice outlawed and now, "of the devil" , that the native peoples never heard of, much less worshiped, before the arrival of the Christ followers.   rolleyes.gif  And then the churches wonder why Guerrilla forces execute missionaries on sight!? blink.gif  

Dear God, save me from your followers!

What a world.  wacko.gif


Edited by GoddessWhispers, 07 June 2005 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE(GoddessWhispers @ Jun 7 2005, 09:41 PM)
Before I add to your posting I have a Q; Why do you "bump" your posts moments after you initiate them? Does the server not bump them when you post initially?  blush.gif


Days of the week are not the only Calendar occasions to have been co-opted by the Christians.

Halloween. (*Link*)


Easter (Feast of Ostara)
*Link*


Christmas (Yule) *Link*

Groundhog Day (Imbolc, Candlemas) *Link*


This is a fascinating read about Christian holiday calendars. And you'll love the source! wink2.gif *Link*

It's like that old saying about the Devil. (& Christianity);
"The Devil is the best friend the church ever had. He's kept them in business all these years!"

In that the ancient Christian reformers sought to exterminate Pagan faith, and yet when they built their churches on desecrated Pagan temple sites, they were forced to later hire the local (native pagans) stone masons, carpenters, etc... to build the new churches. Pagan masons and carpenters, etc...  Who then secreted their pagan religious symbols into the structures they helped build, so as to heal the desecration of that ancient site by the invaders, and to assist in providing a familiar environment for their people to commune with those ancient powers of their birthright, when they were ultimately forced to convert and attend those churches.

So to did the early church powers co-opt the Pagan calendar of holy days(holidays), so as to insert the new Christian philosophy of monotheism, (in direct opposition to the polytheism of the Pagans), upon the ancient rituals by initiating recognition of celebrations like; "Christmas", "Easter" etc...
They failed in that while they changed the effigy of the old faith to meet the monotheistic profile of Christianity, they chose not to remove the theme behind the celebrations. Thereby defeating their purpose and empowering the Pagan people and their faith to continue in secret, though in the guise of Christendom. Made influential and manifest by invading and converting the communities with the threat; convert or die!

A lofty threat that continues to this day, in the form of Christian missionaries , as they invade foreign lands and proselytize to the natives that now that they have arrived, the god's of the old religion are the demons of the new. Convert or burn for eternity in hell fire! Native language is forbiden. Native religious practice outlawed and now, "of the devil" , that the native peoples never heard of, much less worshiped, before the arrival of the Christ followers.   rolleyes.gif  And then the churches wonder why Guerrilla forces execute missionaries on sight!? blink.gif 

Dear God, save me from your followers!

What a world.  wacko.gif

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:31 AM

user posted image Well bravo! wink2.gif


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 02:28 AM

The days were named after the planets yes, but supposed planet 'gods' were culture dependant.

Sunday - Sun
Monday - Moon
Tuesday - Mars
Wednesday - Mercury
Thursday - Jupiter
Friday - Venus
Saturday - Saturn

In French it's more clear where these names came from, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday which are self explanatory.

Lundi (Monday) - Luna/Moon
Mardi (Tuesday) - Mars
Mercredi (Wednesday) - Mercury
Jeudi (Thursday) - Jupiter
Vendredi (Friday) - Venus
Samedi (Saturday) - Saturn
Dimanche (Sunday) - Sun


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