Where did the word 'Wednesday' come from?

The mid-day of the week is named for the Norse God, Odin. He was also known as Woden or Wotan. Unlike many of the other days of the week, this day did not correspond roughly with the Roman designation for the day. (The Roman's named Wednesday for the messenger God - Mercury - In Romanian, the day is still known as miercuri). The early Scandanavians and Germans believed that Odin was the chief God of Asgard and as such deserved to have a day of the week named for him. The Anglo-Saxons used the word, Wodnesdaeg.

Answer Other days of the week are also of Saxon/Norse origin: Tuesday, Friday and Thursday (for Tir, Freya and Thor respectively, all Norse gods/goddesses although like Wodnes (or Widnes) the names change slightly in the transition from Old Norse to Anglo-Saxon).