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10 Amazing Scientific “Facts of The World” interesting facts for Class 10 and 12 Part 12

Facts of The World – 12

771. The Beating the Retreat revives an ancient military custom when drummers were sent through the streets just before sunset to warn the troops to return to the barracks before the flag was brought down for the night.

772. ‘Sunday’ is named after the sun.

773. ‘Monday’ is named after the moon.

774. ‘Tuesday’ is named after Tiw (or ‘Tiu’ ), the Anglo – Saxon equivalent of the Norse god of battle, Tyr , son of Odin.

775. ‘Wednesday’ is named after Wooden, the Anglo- Saxen equivalent of Odin, chief of the Norse gods.

776. ‘Thursday’ is named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder an the sky. He is the eldest son of Odin.

777. ‘Friday’ is named after Frigga, the Norse goddess of love and fertility and the wife of Odin.

778. ‘Saturday’ is named after Saturn , the Roman god of agriculture and fertility.

779. ‘January’ comes from the Roman month, Januarius and is named after Janus, the two- faced god of doors, gates and new beginnings.

780. ‘February’ comes from the Roman month Februarius and is named after Februa, the festival of purification which falls on the 15th of the month.

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