Wednesday Wisdom

Happiness is being halfway through the week.

It’s such an honour to be part of the Millionaire’s Digest Contribution Team. Hopefully this post shows up on their blog eventually but, because of their growing numbers it will take some time. So I have decided to post the article I prepared on my blog. And to kick things off for my first post, I thought I’d share a little bit of inspiration and education to the day.

It is Wednesday, and wisdom and life changing leadership is what a lot of people strive for in this day and age. And with its association to the popular phrase ‘Hump Day’; Wednesday has become sort of a social media celebration of having reached halfway through the week. So this is for you, the readers, the lovers, the writers and the groupies; have a humpy inspiring Wednesday filled with life changing wisdom.

Things You didn’t Know About Wednesday

  • The name Wednesday comes from two very distinct gods. Woden’ and Mercury’.
  • The Old English word for Wednesday reveals how the day was named for the Germanic god Woden also known as ‘Odin’.
  • Whilst in Roman culture, Wednesday comes from Roman god Mercury.
  • In Scandinavian culture, it is said that Woden supervised the creation of the earth and sky from the dead body of a giant named ‘Ymir’.
  • Woden is also said to have created the first man and woman from a tree and an alder.
  • And if that wasn’t enough, Woden also established the laws of the universe.
  • Woden was said to be the Chief god of the pagan Anglo-Saxons.
  • On the other hand, Mercury was the messenger to the gods.
  • His other key roles included being the patron of science, athletes and the arts.
  • Today, Mercury is probably one of the most recognized of all the gods and is usually thought to have worn his signature winged helmet and sandals.

Fun Fact: Round about the year of 1965, Wednesday was attributed to hump day’. Mic dropped in the middle of a normal work week, it symbolizes that we’ve survived the journey over the hump and the weekend is on our fingertips.

And on that bombshell, here’s to another special hump day: ‘not as depressing as Monday, not as exciting as Friday’.




Photo Credit: Fabio Rose.

Article Credits: Nyasha Bosman (That Other Petra Guy)

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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