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Thor’s Day

Asgardskeptics offended by the names of the days of the week can follow the advice passed on by this reader:

“One could always adopt the old Quaker custom (still seen on calendars in Friends meeting houses here in the Piedmont of North Carolina) of denominating the days of the week: First Day, Second Day, Third Day, etc. Early Quakers adopted this practice precisely because they did not want to refer to the days of the week by the names of pagan gods. “

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