Reference to the moon and moon cycle with its 12 phases. Hence: Monat = month. Each one of these phases is subdivided into four parts, each one starting with a Montag First mentioned in 11 th century as manotag.
In written language in this form since 17th century only. Believed to be related to German god of the sky and of war, Tiwaz (or Pingsaz) (Variables are Zyr, Zis, T´yr). Original name was tiwas-dagaz.
pragmatic name for mid-week originally named after god Wotan (Odin), hence English Wednesday, schwed. onsdag Middle of work week (Monday –Friday)
refers to German weather god Donar / Thor, replacing Roman god Iupiter.
named after goddess Freya (or Fria, Frigg), wife of Wotan (Odin) reminds of Roman goddess Venus goddess of love and war
1. Samstag from Jewish Sabbath 2. Sonnabend In Northern Germany and Central eastern Germany Sunday eve first mentioned as sunnunaband (9th century)