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Why Planets named with Greek gods names?


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#1    The Greek

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:31 AM

Why Planets named with Greek gods names ?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:33 AM

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:37 AM

Mars is the ROMAN god of war thumbsup.gif Not all are greek

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:41 AM

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Why Planets named with Greek gods names ?


Probably for three reasons, in this order: people worship up, they like homages, and they hesitate to break tradition.

You'll technically only find one planet named after a Greek god, though.

Edited by Startraveler, 24 August 2006 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:46 AM

because they aren't?, this is a trick question, right? the planets names are from the Latin...
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:53 AM

mars is greek god aris in latin

romans named all greek words in latin also the modern english

they are all from greek mythology not roman

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:05 AM

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mars is greek god aris in latin


What?  Mars is Roman God of War big guy...

I guess I can see where you are going with that one, but Yahweh, Allah, and iahovah are all the same thing.  

In reality, the planets are named after the Roman gods, not the greek.  It doesn't matter where the Romans got the God concept, just that we use latin as the base for the planets, not Greek.  Thus they are not named after greek gods.  (Sorry to be redundant, but I think it would get lost otherwise)...



(the moon isn't a planet btw...)

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they are all from greek mythology not roman


No, they're not.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:11 AM

i want proofs.how can you say that ?The planets are named in latin but the gods are Greek dont ever saw Xena or Hercules they say Aris the god of war  Look into a web page and tell me then

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:15 AM

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i want proofs.how can you say that ?The planets are named in latin but the gods are Greek dont ever saw Xena or Hercules they say Aris the god of war  Look into a web page and tell me then

I hope you aren't getting all your history knowledge, from Xena and Hercules...


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:19 AM

i bring that example to you american that your only way to learn is from Tv.try reading Plato sokratis and then tell me about history and if you want to know the ceramics(greek word) for the space shuttle come from greece.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:20 AM

xD "lalalalalalalalalalallalalalalalala" or whatever she does.

I think they named then after gods, because they thought it'd be a good idea I suppose, it doesn't have to have any meaning as to why they named the planets as they did.  

why did your mother name you (insert your name here)? because she thought it would be a good way to pay homage to someone/thing, a unique name, or a name that she has always admired.

same could be applied to the planets.

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Also, don't go stereotyping people... its highly ignorant.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:25 AM

lmfao.  this is insane.  Xena?  Are you serious?  

Lets talk about Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle.  

I am tremendously well versed in all three philosophers.

Bring a well thought out position to the fore and we will have a civilized debate.

Of personal interest to me are Plato's writings with "The Republic".  I am especially taken with the allegory of the cave and its wider ramifications for the enlightenment and rennaisance in europe, along with modern day to day comparisons not only in education, but also in government and religion.

I eagerly await your response.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:27 AM

I'm sorry, that came across more arrogant than I wanted it to...  I am simply fed up with the ramblings of the OP, ramblings which he is strewing about the forum as fast as he can.

I still await your response The Greek.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:28 AM

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Mars is the Roman God of War thumbsup.gif You have TOO much national pride...you know that?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:30 AM

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Mars is the Roman God of War  You have TOO much national pride...you know that?


This is very true.





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