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From: mary whalen <marewhalen@yahoo.com>
Subject: (urth) Re:  hierarchy of days
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 18:59:07 

This is Sean Whalen (prion).

Quite a while ago, either mantis or nutria (I'm sorry but I can't
recall who it was) wrote about how each class in the Commonwealth was
connected to a day of the week, and used the Roman gods associated
with those days to determine which is which.

I, however, think that the comparison may be more significant and
observable if we use the Norse/Germanic gods as the base of
comparison.  I think this is allowable because Wolfe gives some
planets the names of Norse figures, and in English the days have
Germanic names.

Sunday:  Sun; priests
Monday:  Moon; cacogens
Tuesday:  Tiw (Tyr); armigers
Wednesday:  Woden (Odin); exultants
Thursday:  Thor; commonality
Friday:  Frigg/Freyja; servants of the throne
Saturday/Marketday:  optimates

This is for these reasons:  Sunday's the holy day; Moon is not part of
Earth, is like and not like the Sun (I think these are the
correspondents made for these two days in the previous post as well);
Tiw was the wargod and god of justice (armigers are also like
samurai); Odin was the god of jarls (the nobility), rule, etc.; Thor
was the common man's god; Frigg was Odin's wife, who attended upon
him; the optimates are merchants (Saturn; for whom this day is named
in English is not a Germanic but a Roman god, hence my use of
Marketday, which is what it is, too).


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