Time's wingéd chariot
A phrase from the seventeenth-century English poem “To His Coy Mistress,” by Andrew Marvell. It appears in these lines: “But at my back I always hear / Time's wingéd chariot hurrying near.”
Is Friday Named After A Goddess With A Chariot Pulled By Cats?In a world that knows too many details about unimportant matters, one would think that our collective expertise could be certain about something as essential as the days of the week. There is, however, a scholarly (and let's face it, Marvel fan) debate regarding which goddess of love in Norse mythology is the namesake of “Friday.”
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