Solar System SeriesSeries teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.
What value completes this series?
Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, ?
HintHow many values are there? They are related to names that we use every DAY.
It isn't necessary, but it will help if you know one of the Romance languages.
The Roman names for the days of the week were based on the heavenly bodies:
Sunday was the Roman dies Solis or day of the Sun.
Monday was the Roman dies Lunae or day of the Moon.
Tuesday was the Roman dies Martis or day of Mars.
Wednesday was the Roman dies Mercurii or day of Mercury.
Thursday was the Roman dies Jovis or day of Jove (Jupiter).
Friday was the Roman dies Veneris or day of Venus.
Saturday was the Roman dies Saturni or day of Saturn.
In English, it is easy to see the origins of Sunday, Monday and Saturday. In the Romance languages, it is easy to see the origins of the other days. For example, mardi (Tuesday in French) bears a resemblance to Mars; mercredi (Wednesday in French) bears a resemblance to Mercury.
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