January 17

Interesting Fact

How did the planets receive their names?  All of the planets, except for Earth, are named after Greek and Roman gods.

Mercury- winged Roman god of travel
Venus- Roman goddess of love
Mars- Roman god of war
Jupiter- Zeus by the Greeks
Saturn- Roman name for for the Greek Cronos, god of farming
Uranus- Greek god of the sky
Neptune- Roman god of the sea

We discussed this fact and decided that God wouldn’t want his beautiful creation to be named after a false god!  (Something to think about.)

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