Friday, December 11, 2009

What's in a Name?

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the name Freja? Copenhagen Cycle Chic lets us know that there's more meaning to "Freja Fridays" than just the happenstance of consonant accord.
The name for the kickoff day for the weekend in English originates with a Norse goddess, Freyja or Freja. Freja's Day became Friday.

Freyja is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility and was described as blonde, blue-eyed, and beautiful. The fairest of all the goddesses, according to Norse mythology, people prayed to her for happiness in love.
How appropriate on so many levels. Talk about living up to your name, right? Happy Freja Friday. If you've adopted the concept and want to be linked like you see to the right, e-mail me or leave a comment with your blog.

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