Happy Wōden’s Day! (Wednesday)

Nearing the end of my “Gods of the week” series, we reach Wōden’s Day. Wōden is the Old English equivalent to the Norse god Odin. Both gain their origins from the Roman god Mercury.

Mercury is the god of trade and was a messenger among the gods. His appearance was very close to that of Hermes to include the winged shoes and the herald’s staff. He is attributed as being a psychopomp, which is someone who guides the dead to the afterlife. There are even stories of Mercury bringing dreams to people as they slept.

So, go take a nap and ask Mercury to bring you good dreams!

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