The Meaning of Today

I think it's time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of this hectic season and contemplate the meaning of today.

Thursday, as we're all taught, is named after the Norse god Thor. Thor wears a magic belt for strength and magic gauntlets of steel that enable him to hold a mighty magic hammer. The hammer throws lightning bolts, and (if thrown itself) returns to the thrower. He drives a chariot drawn by magic goats that he can eat when hungry then revive with a touch. He uses his powers to kill giants who fear and seek to destroy him. As part of a trick, he dressed up as a woman once and married the king of the giants.

Before the Christianization of Europe, Thursday was a holy day of the week.

2008.12.25 at 12:00am EST