yl-ruil wrote:
> Ooh! What did they call them??? Please!

Whatever there equivalents of Saturn, Sun, etc. were.  The names are
directly descended from those Babylonian names, simply converted
(several times) to equivalent deities, first to Greek gods (or was it
Egyptian gods, and then converted to Greek gods?), then from Greek gods
to Roman gods, then from Roman gods to Anglo-Saxon gods.

There's a theory that the names of the week-days came from gods assigned
to each hour, the god assigned to the first hour of the day was also
assigned to the day.  They went backwards from the perceived furthest
planet to the closest, so:

Day 1
Hour 1, 8, 15, 22: Saturn
Hour 2, 9, 16, 23: Jupiter
Hour 3, 10, 17, 24 : Mars
Hour 4, 11, 18: Sun
Hour 5, 12, 19: Venus
Hour 6, 13, 20: Mercury
Hour 7, 14, 21: Moon

Thus, Day 2 would start with the Sun:

Day 2
Hour 1, 8, 15, 22: Sun
Hour 2, 9, 16, 23: Venus
Hour 3, 10, 17, 24: Mercury
Hour 4, 11, 18: Moon
Hour 5, 12, 19: Saturn
Hour 6, 13, 20: Jupiter
Hour 7, 14, 21: Mars

Day 3 would start with the Moon, and so on.

ObConculture: The Traders use a five-day week, devoting the days to the
two suns and the three moons; first day is the main sun (Alpha Centauri
A), second day is the lesser sun (Alpha Centauri B), day 3 is the
innermost moon, day 4 the middle moon, and day 5 the outermost moon.

"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men
believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of
the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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