Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fact of the Day: Month of Mars

March's name come from Roman times where it was once called Martius. The month is named after Mars, the Roman God of War. Mars' equivalent in Greek myth is Ares. 

14 comments:

  1. Nice to know this coz this is.my.bday month:)

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  2. haha well i love this roman myth thing

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  3. glad they shortened it, easier to remember

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  4. I love Greek and Roman mythology!

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  5. Well, I'm glad it's Martius again.... I think we're entitled to a bit of spring again, wouldn't you say, Adam?

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  6. I agree with John—glad they shortened it!

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  7. it's kind of weird that such a beautiful time of the year was named after a war god

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  8. Maybe that is why my son, who was born in March, has such a bad temper. He must think he's going to war.

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  9. I find mythology fascinating. March is one of my favourite months of the year because spring arrives.

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  10. Like Ares name better, but glad it is march too

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  11. I think it is a fitting name for this month which is often turbulent with different types of weather including lots of windy weather.

    great fact!

    betyt

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  12. In Spanish we have the month of March(Marzo) but also a day of the week( martes) dedicated to this roman god.I know you are very interested in different cultures so I decided to tell you, I hope you like this .Kisses:)

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