Cool Facts- The Mexican alligator lizard is native to highland Mexico in forests. Their scales range from dark blue to bright green, allowing for better camouflage in their canopy homes. Their name ‘alligator lizard’ comes from their pointed snout and the ridged scales along their back. That’s where the alligator part ends and the lizard begins as they mostly eat bugs. They are currently threatened by deforestation and the illegal pet trade.
Rating- 11/10 (Don’t worry, it’s not a real alligator.)
It has come to my attention that many people don’t know that each day of the week is asociated with a planet and in some languages you can accually see a clear connection. And so for all of you that did not know this, here is the list.
Monday - Moon
We can see the moon in Monday or Moon day, in Spanish Monday is Lunes and as you may know, Luna means moon in Latin and many other languages. Moon is asociated with the goddes Artemis of Diana the protector of maidens and womenhood.
Tuesday - Mars
In Spanish Tuesday is Martes after the Roman god of war and also the planet.
Wednesday - Mercury
Mercury is the Roman god of traveling, messengeres but also thieves. In Spanish, Wednesday is Miércoles, and the association with Mercury is also visible. In Norse mythology, Wednesday was Odin's day and when the Romans came up north, they thought that Odin was Mercury, making Wednesday Odin's day till today.
Thursday - Jupiter
The Roman king of the Gods. The god as well as the planet are both very stormy, take from that what you will.
Friday - Venus
Viernes in Spanish, Friday has many cultural references to love, Venus is the goddess of love and sex. But the English word is also associated with a goddess of love. Friday is either named after Freya or Frigga, two overlapping goddesses of love and fertilty of the norse mythology.
Saturday - Saturn
Saturday is named after Saturn, the only titan planet. Saturn was the first ruler of the world before he was overthrown by his children.
Sunday - Sun
People born on Sunday are considered happy, it might do with the happy connotacions. The Greek and Roman god of the Sun is Appollo, one of the happiest gods as he is also th egod of music and plage, in Christian mythology, Sunday is the resting day. In Czech, for example, Sunday is called Neděle, and that litterarly means no do day, a day when you don’t work.