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In ancient Greece she was called Aphrodite, the Romans called her Venus and the germanic people Frigg. The seven days of the week are an ancient creation and correspond to the time it takes for the moon to transition to each of its phases.
Over many thousands of years and many different cultures, the days of the week have been linked to the planets and divinities. The Romans, following the ancient Greeks, associated each day of the week with a celestial body who was in turn associated with a god or goddess.
Here are the Roman associations with the gods and goddesses (some share the same name as the planet itself):
Sunday - Sun - Helios
Monday - Moon - Diana
Tuesday - Mars - Mars
Wednesday - Mercury - Mercury
Thursday - Jupiter - Jove
Friday - Venus - Venus
Saturday - Saturn - Saturnus
The Romans associated Friday with Venus, in their latin language it was 'dies Veneris'.
English names for the days of the week are in keeping with this tradition, but they have been influenced by the germanic myths and language.
So what was Venus day in Roman times became 'Friggs day', Frigg being a Germanic goddess of love and fertility, which eventually evolved into Friday. And that's how Friday is named after the goddess of love ❤️