Classic Myths

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,512 / 96 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 5,566
Added to site: 2006.02.14
mnybks.net#: 12758
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth
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n her spinning wheel. She worked so faithfully that Woden changed the wheel into shining stars, and when you look up at Orion again remember that the Norse people called that constellation Frigga's distaff.

"And now, Hilda, these three, Woden, Thor, and Frigga, still live upon our earth and are bound by loving ties. Strange to say, however, they can never meet again, for only one comes to earth at a time. At midnight, Woden, the father, leaves, and Thor, his son, stays with us till another midnight. Then Frigga, the mother, comes for a single day, but she never can see again her son nor her husband.

[Illustration: FRIGGA, THE MOTHER OF THE GODS]

"Does Hilda guess what my story means?"

"I am not quite sure, mother; help me a little bit."

"In my story, Hilda, I told for whom three days of our week are named. Can you tell which days?"

"Why, mother, is that it? I know one, that is Woden's day, or Wednesday. Yes, there is Thor's day, or Thursday, but what is the other?"

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