In Cecil’s column explaining why there are seven days to a week, Cecil claims the following:
Does Cecil mean to say that the seven days of the week in ancient times were named after the planets? Or does he mean to say that that the seven days of the week are named after planets of ancient times.
If the second example is what he meant, I just want to point out that today only the Sunday and the Monday could possibly fall under this criteria. As for the other five days, although Saturn is a planet, it is more likely that Saturday was named after the Roman god. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were named after Tir, Odin, Thor and Frey; gods of Norse mythology.
Could Cecil have been wrong? Shocking!