days of the week

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For practitioners of high magic, the days of the week had astrological and mythological meanings; it would be appropriate for spells aimed at obtaining power or wealth to be done on Thursday (Jupiter's day), and love spells on Friday (day of Venus). There was nothing like this at the popular level; only two days were individually characterized—Sunday as holy (see Sabbath-breaking), and Friday as unlucky. However, there are rhymes linking the luck of days with babies, fingernails, washing, and weddings.

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