Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: Sons of Mars

Mars has 2 moons named Phobos and Deimos which are derived from Greek mythology. Phobos and Deimos were both brothers, and their father was Ares, God of War. In Roman mythology, Ares is known as Mars. 

18 comments:

  1. Well Phobos is the word of Fear in Greece.

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  2. So many interesting characters in Greek mythology!

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  3. I'm happy to say I know this one! I saw it in a children's book recently when I was reading to my kids. :)

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  4. I wonder why our moon does not have a name?

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    1. probably because we named it WAY before we noticed any other moons.

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  5. Fascinating! I love reading this stuff, thanks Adam!

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  6. Very interesting!! I learnt something today!Kisses:)

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  7. Thanks for this brief refresher in Mythology. I used to know this stuff but now that I'm old my brain is a full sponge and I forget things.

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  8. I wish I would have studies Greek Mythology a little. This stuff is interesting!

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  9. T'would be cool if we could walk on those moons someday...

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