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Happy Thor’s Day

Chris_Hemsworth_as_ThorGood morning!

I am trying to get back into the habit of posting on a regular basis, and once a week is regular, right? (side note – if once a week is the only day you’re…mmmm…”eliminating” please seek medical attention).

I couldn’t think of anything to say (not that it’s stopped me before) so I thought I’d share some interesting facts about Thursday. Yes, there are interesting facts. Well, “interesting” might be pushing it, and I’m not sure they’re actually “factual” so….

ANYWAY – Here are some Things about the fourth day of the week (or fifth, if you start on Sunday):

According to live science, Thursday, “Thor’s day,” gets its English name after the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder, strength and protection. The Roman god Jupiter, as well as being the king of gods, was the god of the sky and thunder. “Thursday” comes from Old English “Þūnresdæg.” (please don’t ask me to pronounce it)

Thor is the son of Odin and Frigga. Wednesday is “Odin’s Day” and Friday is “Frigga’s Day.” Seeing that Thor’s birth mother is actually Jörð, (or Gaea) it makes sense that he should come between them. BTW, the fact that this goddess chose to love and accept Odin’s bastard son makes her my hero.

On non-Thor news –

Thanks to the fact site, I learned that there’s actually a post-hardcore rock band named Thursday. I’m not a fan of hardcore rock, but you can check out their video “Understanding in a Car Crash” here. TBH the only understanding I’ve reached from a car crash is that whiplash sucks big time, and that some insurance adjusters are asshats.

image courtesy of Penelope Jordan

I also discovered that “In some American high schools during the 1950s and 1960s wearing the color green on a Thursday would lead to people believing you were gay.” Really? Green? Rainbows are so much more inclusive.

In case you didn’t know, Jupiter is the Roman equivalent of Thor. In Latin, the possessive case of Jupiter was “lovis” which means that the Latin name for Thursday was “lovis Dies” which my brain insists on translating to “love dies.” Look, Odin was a cheating bastard and Frigga was “forced” to raise Thor as her own. Is it any wonder that love dies?

Sorry, I just can’t seem to get away from Thor. Although Chris Hemsworth is NOT a redhead, he’s still very pretty, and I can totally relate to his version of a stress eating sorrow drowning Thor.


In my search for interesting facts about Thursday, I discovered that you can buy a Mjölnir lamp and now I want one. My birthday is this month #justsaying.

Thor - Hammer Mjölnir - decorative wall lamp - Lamp

And that’s all there is to print (until next Thursday, at least). Enjoy your Friday eve everyone!

And tell me…do you have any fascinating facts to share? (or pictures of Chris Hemsworth?)