In English speaking countries we get most of our days of the week from Norse Mythology. This is because English traces back to Old English, and ultimately Old Norse. This is the reason English is a “Germanic” language.
When the Romans conquered the Anglo Saxons they converted them to a seven day calendar and equated the Norse Gods to the Roman ones that each weekday got it's name from. The Old English names for the gods and goddesses became the days of the week.
I recently realized that I'd done Viking art paintings for my Fateful Signs Norse Mythology series for all of the appropriate Gods and Goddesses associated with the Viking days of the week. Thought I'd have some fun and so I created this little days-of-the-week meme. Please feel free to share.
Sam Flegal is the creative mind behind Fateful Signs. He has been a freelance Illustrator since 2009. He likes to work in oil paint and with brush and ink, focusing on exaggerated expressions and detail. Sam lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his lovely wife and daughter. He makes art almost everyday and is a very lucky man.