Have you ever wondered why the days of the week have the names they do? Each day of the week is named after a different god or goddess from ancient mythology or religion. Today let’s talk about Sunday!
Sunday gets its name from the Sun, which is the star that our planet Earth revolves around. In ancient times, people believed that the Sun was a powerful deity or god. They worshiped the Sun and believed that it gave them light and warmth, and helped their crops to grow.
In many cultures, the Sun was associated with a god or goddess. For example, in ancient Roman mythology, the Sun was associated with the god Apollo. The Romans named the day of the week “Dies Solis,” which means “day of the Sun.” In Old English, the word for Sunday was “Sunandæg,” which also meant “day of the Sun.”
Over time, the name Sunday became more widely used, and it is now the name used in most languages around the world. It is a day that is associated with rest, relaxation, and spending time with family and friends. So, the next time you enjoy a lazy Sunday at home or spend time with loved ones, remember that the name of the day comes from the powerful Sun!