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Jueves — Thurs­day

Thursday jueves spanish englishThurs­day and Jueves, like the oth­er days of the week, come from the Ger­man­ic and Latin names for the same God: the King of the Gods, the God known as “Zeus” to the Greeks, and some­times as “Jupiter.”

The King of the Gods was of­ten called “Jove” (we still re­mem­ber this in Eng­lish: some­times peo­ple eu­phemisti­cal­ly say, “By Jove!”) — hence, Jueves. And the Ger­man­ic equiv­a­lent of the same God is Thor — and Thurs­day is lit­er­al­ly, “Thor’s Day”!

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