The days of the week were named by the Romans with the Latin words for the Sun, the Moon, and the five known planets.
These names have survived in European languages, but English names also reflect an Anglo-Saxon influence. See the English day names and their influences in the chart below.
You can also learn more about month names and their origination here.
|mardi||martedì||martes||Tiw (the Anglo-Saxon god of war, the equivalent to the Norse Tyr or the Roman Mars)|
|mercredi||mercoledì||miércoles||Woden (the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of the Norse Odin or the Roman Mercury)|
|jeudi||giovedì||jueves||Thor (the Norse god of thunder, the equivalent to the Roman Jupiter)|
|vendredi||venerdì||viernes||Frigg (the Norse god of love and fertility, the equivalent of the Roman Venus)|
|samedi||sabato||sábado||Saterne (Saturn, the Roman god of agriculture)|