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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday- Mercury/Hermes, Odin/Wodin and Athena

Romans called this day Dies Mercurii, or Mercury's Day. Mercury was a popular god, he was the messenger and presided over commerce, trade and anything that required skill or dexterity.
The Celts also worshiped mercury and eventually equated him with the Norse god Odin ( there are various spellings on this god's name some include Wotan, Wodin, and Wodan.)
Odin too was associated with poetry and music.
Some mercurial traits are good communication skills, cleverness, intelligence, creativity, business sense, writing, artistic talent, trickiness and thievery.
Athene's contributions are  music, the arts, handmade crafts and writing.
Wednesdays afford excellent opportunities for seeking wisdom, changing your circumstances and improving your skills.

Flowers and Plants: Fern, Lavender, Lily of the Valley, Aspen tree
Metal: Quicksilver
Colors: Purple and Orange
Crystals and Stones: Opal, agate, aventurine
Essential Oils: Lily of the Valley, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Bergamot,Sweet pea, Dill
Foods, Herbs and Spices: Dill, Lavender, Olives
Being an artist I am particularly fond of Wednesdays.

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