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Name Days in July

1 July name origin meaning rune Ask Old Norse: askr as/ås/ós (ansu) meaning ‘a god’ askr meaning ‘ash’ or from and ‘ask tree’ Mythology Creation of man. Askr – the first man.  (Embla – the first woman.)  They were made from the Ask and Embla trees.    The three God brothers Odin, Hœnir (Vilije) and Lóðurr […]

Norwegian Name Days

Name Days are a calendar of names. These calendars generally have two names associated to each day of the year. Name Day calendars first appeared in Medieval times, created by the Catholic Church to replace the pagan celebration of birthdays. Back then the days of the year were named after Catholic Saints and Martyrs known […]

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