Wednesday - Astrology


The astrological sign of the planet Mercury, , represents Wednesday — Dies Mercurii to the Romans, with similar names in Latin-derived languages, such as the Italian mercoledì ( means "day"), the French mercredi and the Spanish miércoles. In English, this became "Woden's Day", since the Roman god Mercury was identified with Woden in northern Europe.

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