Kevin’s Weather: THOR’S DAY

Thursday is the day of the week named for the Planet Jupiter.

Posted: May 2, 2019 9:20 AM
Updated: May 3, 2019 9:27 AM

Thor was known as Zeus to the Greeks and as Jupiter to the English. Thursday is the day of the week named for the Planet Jupiter. In Saxon, the term is, “Thor’s Day”. As with most names of the week in our modern usage, the Saxon version has been altered somewhat to become the familiar Thursday. By now, this week’s series will make it obvious that the names of the weekdays are dedicated to the planets. Perhaps that has something to do with seven planets – seven days. I don’t know. I do know that astrology does not play a major role in this naming of the weeks.

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Terre Haute
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 85°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 92°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Rockville
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Casey
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 86°
Brazil
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Marshall
Broken Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 85°
Warm and sunny. Showers possible.
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