Wodan was a Teutonian god roaming the forest like a whirlwind. He must have been a speedy god. He gave his name to the mid-week-day: Wednesday. The Roman god Mercury gave his name to Wednesday in all roman languages. In France they say: Mercredi. We can assume that Wodan and Mercury had a relationship. Mercury was the divine messenger in those days. Perhaps he used his friend, the windy and speedy Wodan, to deliver the messages.
In Hindi, a language derived from Sanskrit mainly spoken in India, Wednesday is called Budhavara. This Budha with only one D has nothing to do with the Buddha. He is the Indian equivalent of Wodan or Mercury.
It is fascinating to see that in most Indo-European languages, the days of the week are connected to similar gods and the same 7 heavenly bodies. Why we came up with a seven days week and not an eight days week, or a five days week is a mystery to me. How Eurasia would have been interconnected 5000 years ago in such a way as to have this similarity is an even greater mystery.
This week, Wednesday is the day of surrender. I surrender to the elements: snow and wind and freezing temperatures. In stead of fighting and getting upset for no reason, I will adapt and stay home and watch from behind a double glass window.