It was named after a Roman emperor Augustus
The Ancient Romans named the months based on their mythology and words. When the months were originally named, there was 10 named months and 2 unnamed months that occurred in Winter. The year also started with "Martius" or March. Numa Pompilius was the first Roman ruler to change the calendar. He added "Januarius" or January and "Februarius" or February. The origin of the leap year also began with the month of "Intercalaris" or Intercalendar. Julius Caesar removed Intercalendar and changed the lengths of some months for his Julian calendar in 46 BC.The origin for the actual names of the months are listed below:Januarius (named after the Roman god Janus who was a 2 headed god looking back to the last year and forward to the new)Februarius, (named after Februa, the Roman festival of purification that occurred during the month)Martius (named after Mars, god of war)Aprilis, (named after Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love)Maius, (named after Maia, goddess of Spring)Junius, (named after Juno, goddess of marriage)Quintilis, (means "fifth month") CHANGED TO:Julius (named after Julius Caesar) Sextilis (means "sixth month") CHANGED TO:Augustus (named after Augustus Caesar) September, (means "seventh month")October, (means "eighth month")November, (means "ninth month")December, (means "tenth month")
Mars' most famous bedfellow was Venus in an ongoing illicit affair with the wife of Vulcan, the gods' armor maker. This negative behavior (often depicted comically) is probably rooted in the connection Mars had with the less than noble Greek war god Ares. The Athenian Greeks looked upon war as destructive and therefore depicted Ares as cruel and even a bit cowardly. Romans, of course saw war as a means to prosperity and peace, so they ennobled Mars and had him married to Nerio a war goddess and the personification of valor. . They did, however, keep the "affair-narrative" since it helped tie in the founder of Rome Aeneas who was always depicted as the son of Venus with the god of war. Mars also fathered Romulus and Remus with the mortal Rhea Silvia. (parts of this were drawn from Wikipedia's entry on Mars)
Most of the months have had their names since ancient Roman times. July and August are named after Roman emperors.
Planet Mars named after the Roman god of war named as Mars
Mars the planet is named after Mars the Roman god of war.
Mars was a Roman god. He was the god of war.
Uranus was named after the roman god of the sky and Mars was named after the roman god of war.
I think you meant what roman god is mars named after and if so it is the roman god of war
Well . . . Mars was named after the god, Mars.
The planet Mars was named after the Roman god also called Mars. Mars was the Roman god of war and the most prominent military god to the Romans.
Mars was named by the ancient Roman god of war Mars
mars is named after the roman God of war, Mars
actually its the opposite the planet mars is named after the Roman god Mars who was the God of War
Mars is named after the Roman God for War. Orignally, the god was a Greek god named Ares. When Rome conquered the Greeks, they took their religions too. So they renamed their Gods/godesses. So Mars is the "roman" god of war.
actually its the opposite the planet mars is named after the Roman god Mars who was the god of war