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The gods (not god) in everyday life

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 11:05 am
I was thinking about how "other gods" are still with us in everyday life. The word "Tuesday" for instance comes from "Tewesday, meaning "Tīw's Day", the day of Tiw or Týr, the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology. Can you add some other examples?
 
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 11:29 am
@Banana Breath,
All mighty dollar seems to have a grip upon believers. Very Happy
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timur
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 11:42 am
@Banana Breath,
What about Odin's day (wednesday)?
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 11:58 am
@Banana Breath,
Måndag Moon´s day
Tisdag Tyr was Odin´s son. Nordic mythology
Onsdag
Torsdag was Tor´s day
Fredag Freja´s also in the Nordic mythology
Lördag comes from the old Nordic word löga = wash. The day to take a bath.

saab
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 12:01 pm
@saab,
forgot Sunday
Old Nordic sunnudagr, engelsk Sunday 'solens dag'
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 12:02 pm
@saab,
Is Aquamen the modern version of Lördag ? I like the guy already !
All praise the bathing God !
saab
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 12:05 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
It is not bathing God - it means that you took a bath.
At least that is what they did high up in the Nordic countries. Wonder if they even had heard about it down south.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 01:42 pm
How about every time you read or write the date.

Academia making progress changing the nomenclature to CE but we all know it's AD if you think about it.

The OP asked about 'the gods' but if you really mean that the list is really exhaustive.. People make gods of everything in life.

Banana Breath
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 07:27 pm
@Leadfoot,
Yes, except in places like Israel where they instead use the nomenclature "CE" and "BCE," for common era/before common era.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 07:32 pm
@Banana Breath,
interesting. I thought CE and BCE was standard usage now.

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in any case, I'm searching for the origins of my kitchen witch

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7e/e4/8d/7ee48d18fd4d096583212a3891b09eab.jpg


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separately, on the subject of god/s, I went to a performance of Beowulf by Ben Bagby on Friday. Have since been reflecting on the almost casual references to god/s in the piece.
Banana Breath
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 07:36 pm
@ehBeth,
Even at the well-respected Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, the city with the largest Jewish population in the USA, dates are indicated in AD/BC.
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/02/afe.html
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 07:39 pm
@ehBeth,
same, but different


http://www.vietnamonline.com/tet/kitchen-god-day-tet-tao-quan.html
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2016 07:46 pm
@Banana Breath,
Haven't seen that used here for years (other than at the art gallery). Interesting.

the ROM and Gardiner and similar have been using CE/BCE for years (even in their press releases)

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/mesopotamia

Quote:
Mesopotamia highlights benchmarks of the society’s social and technological developments as well as the emergence of city-states in ancient Sumer (4000 - 2000 BCE); the dominance of the Assyrian World Empire (1000 - 600 BCE); and the dramatic rise and fall of Babylon (600 - 540 BCE).


^^ this was a great show - esp in the company of a former A2ker who has a lab at the ROM where she studies Sumerian pottery
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 12:50 am
@ehBeth,
http://bilder.markt.de/images/2007/09/20/13/ba3cc2a9/medium_image_8.jpg?lastModified=1424137657000
This I found under Küchenhexe
and
what you have is a Hexe to protct the food for not burning on the stove.

In Sweden we have Hexen around Easter.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 06:44 am
http://sorabji.com/big_pictures/2010/02_15.jpg
Banana Breath
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 07:59 am
@Setanta,
http://i64.tinypic.com/mkeq1e.jpg
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 01:32 pm
They're all planets, according to classical thinking, and the gods who are associated with those planets.

Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 01:47 pm
@izzythepush,
anyone mention goddess dressing yet?

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/greek-goddess-dressing

http://cdn-image.myrecipes.com/sites/default/files/styles/300x300/public/image/recipes/oh/12/greek-goddess-dressing-oh-x.jpg?itok=tVAMH0Am

ngredients

2/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
1 tablespoon thinly sliced shallots
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 small garlic clove, peeled
Preparation

1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

I think that's an Amanda Hess recipe; woman who is v. sharp re food
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Sage of Main Street
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 03:34 pm
@Banana Breath,
Why doesn't Russian have that? What were the Slavic gods' names? Russian days of the week originate from Resurrection, Week-start, Second Day, Middle Day, Fourth Day, Fifth Day, Sabbath.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 04:53 pm
Ya'll need to read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman.

Seriously.
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