I have trouble spelling "Wednesday." I always want to spell it "Wendsday," like it sounds. The Oxford English Dictionary tells me that Wednesday is named after the Germanic god Woden, who was eloquent, swift, and travelled widely. Woden was also incorporated into the religion of the Roman Empire before Constantine took over. After Constantine died, one of his sons, Constans, ordered in 341 that remaining practitioners of Roman Paganism be given the death penalty. I wonder is his friends called him Connie or Stan. Neither would have surprised me.