The days of the week were given special names so that we can know when to do what. But how did they get their names?
This interesting, inspiring and well-illustrated story for children aged five to eight years old is told by Kieran, a pagan priest. As though he is sitting in a circle with a group of curious children, he explains in detail how each day of the week was given its own name. He tells the children, in easy to understand terms, about the ancient peoples, the Nordics and Vikings, and how they chose the names according to planets and Gods that were important to them. Of course, these Gods are now mythological characters, as their existence was never physically proven. However, storytelling has been a teaching tool for many centuries now, and using characters to explain different phenomena has proven to help learners to better understand the topic in question.
For children, they’ll be delighted by the illustrations and the mysterious, superhero-like qualities of the Gods chosen for the names of the days. For adults, they may also learn a thing or two!
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And here, for your reading pleasure, is our free excerpt: