Friday, January 15, 2010

Solar System and Roman Gods


Nine Planets
Planets are named after mostly Roman gods and goddesses as given below.
PositionPlanetGod / GoddessExplanation
1MercuryWinged Messenger of Roman Gods
(also God of Trade, Travel and Thievery)
Swiftest planet - completes one revolution in 88 days
2VenusRoman Goddess of Love & BeautyBrightest object in night sky after Moon
- appears beautiful in the heavens
3EarthNot named after any GodOnly planet not named after mythological character
4MarsRoman God of WarIts red color associated by ancient civilizations with blood of battles
5JupiterKing of Roman GodsLargest and most massive of the nine planets
6SaturnRoman God of Farming & Agriculture
(also, father of Jupiter in Roman mythology)
Saturn is adjacent to Jupiter
7UranusGod of the Sky & Heavens
(also, father of Saturn)
Uranus is adjacent to Saturn
8NeptuneRoman God of the SeaNeptune has a beautiful blue color
9PlutoRoman God of the UnderworldGod of the Underworld was capable of becoming invisible
- planet is farthest from Sun and in perpetual darknes

12 comments:

  1. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

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  2. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour..............................................

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  3. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you will not have a leg to stand on.............................................

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  4. 你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

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  5. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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