Jeffrey Brian Flood
We Dedicate Thor's Day to Thunder
In honor of today, Thor’s day, I'm posting about thunder. The Celtic god of thunder was called Taranis and as you can see this is reflected in Cornish, Breton, Irish and Scots Gaelic.
The god of thunder in Romanic culture was Jupiter, or in Latin: Iuppiter in classical Latin and Iovis (Jovis) in Old Latin. Thursday also happens to be Jove's Day in Spanish and Catalan. The Greek equivalent of Jove is Zeus.
The Latin word for Thursday was Dies Joves, which has survived in Spanish as Jueves and in Catalan as dijous (which also happens to be Thursday in Occitan). In the spirit of unanimity, we dedicate Thursday to thunder.
Old Norse Thorr
Old Frisian Thuner
Old Irish Torann
Scots Gaelic Tàirneanach