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:

Bob Bushell said...

Great piece of news.

Beauty Follower said...

Well Phobos is the word of Fear in Greece.

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So many interesting characters in Greek mythology!

Margaret D said...

That's interesting.

Dana said...

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. :)

Christine said...

love mythology!

Pat Hatt said...

No wonder ares is so cocky

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I wonder why our moon does not have a name?

Adam said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating! I love reading this stuff, thanks Adam!

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

My kids' names are so boring in comparison.

Maude Lynn said...

My daughter will love this one!

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Emmylou said...

Yay for Greek/Roman mythology:D

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

The greeks knew how to name things