Betcha didn’t know (an observance this Freyja day)

How did Earth get its name?

(From LiveScience):

The answer is, we don’t know. The name “Earth” is derived from both English and German words, ‘eor(th)e/ertha’ and ‘erde’, respectively, which mean ground. But, the handle’s creator is unknown. One interesting fact about its name: Earth is the only planet that wasn’t named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess. For example, Saturn was named after the Roman god of agriculture, and Jupiter’s name comes from the King of the Roman gods.

Note: Translated ancient texts state that the mother of Thor, the Norse god, had the name of Jörð, translated as Earth (hence the term Mother Earth). And the fifth day of the week is named for him: Thor’s day. Just a few of the multitudes of facts that go unnoticed. So before a faith is ridiculed by others, maybe they should personally rename the days to align with personal beliefs. Just an observance. Have a great Freyja (Frigga) day 🙂

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