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#1 2013-07-05 18:56:24

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Planets' names

Why are the names of the planets (except earth) named after Gods?

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#2 2013-07-05 20:04:16

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Re: Planets' names

Mercury was the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. He was the fastest and so is the planet.

Venus was the most beautiful as is the planet.

Mars is the god of war because Mars is red.

Jupiter was king of the gods, and the planet is the largest.

etc.

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#3 2013-07-12 14:20:01

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Re: Planets' names

Oh, okay. I get it. So, Neptune is the god of freshwater?!?!

But, Neptune is the coldest, right?

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#4 2013-07-12 14:24:26

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Re: Planets' names

Not exactly, Neptune is the Roman name for Poseidon, god of the sea.

It was a little chilly when I was there.

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#5 2013-07-12 14:28:20

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Re: Planets' names

Really? You were ever there?

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#6 2013-07-12 14:30:02

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Last year but they changed the chef so I am not going back.

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#7 2013-07-12 19:50:24

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Re: Planets' names

and what about Pluto.......?

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#8 2013-07-12 20:08:33

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Re: Planets' names

Roman name for Hades. God of the underworld.

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#9 2013-07-12 20:23:13

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Re: Planets' names

you are just genius man..good..!!!

Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
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#10 2013-07-12 21:41:10

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Re: Planets' names

And Charon is the guy who rows the boat, right?

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#11 2013-07-12 21:52:49

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Yes, he would take you across the River Styx but only if you had a couple of coins to pay him.

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