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Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#32880
Fun:*** (3.02)
Difficulty:** (1.84)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca*****

 

 

 



"Uncle Jimmy, we're studying Norse mythology and I keep forgetting some of the names, can you help?" Andrew asked.

"Certainly," Jimmy replied, "let's pick a few to start with: Odin, his wife Frigg, Thor, and Tyr. You really already know these names, or at least the Anglo-Saxon equivalent.
Woden is the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Odin, the wise, one-eyed, chief god.
Frige is the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Frigg, the goddess of clouds and sky.
Thunor is the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Thor, the god of thunder.
Tiw is the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Tyr, the god of war and battle."

"Sorry, but those names don't seem any more familiar," Andrew protested.

"What if I told you those four names are related to the sun, the moon, and the planet Saturn?"

"What? That's even more confusing."

"Final clue, they are the basis of a naming system that we use every day."

In what way are these names commonly used about which Andrew should be aware?



Answer

They are the basis for our names of the days of the week.
Sunday - Sunnandaeg - Sun's day
Monday - Monandaeg - Moon's day
Tuesday - Tiwesdaeg - Tiw's day
Wednesday - Wodnesdaeg - Woden's day
Thursday - Thunresdaeg - Thunor's day
Friday - Frigedaeg - Frige's day
Saturday - Saeternesdaeg - Saturn's day

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