How Did Mercury Get Its Name?

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Mercury is a planet that was named after the flying messenger for the Gods. This is because it rotates around the sun fastest. It is the closest planet to the sun.
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The planet Mercury was named for the Roman messenger god (known as Hermes in Greek), because it appears to move so swiftly.
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Mercury the first planet in the solar systems was named after the Roman god, (Mercury), the god of trade, travel and thievery. Originally Mercury was associated with a speedy messenger Greek god Hermes. Since it takes Mercury only 88 days to orbit the sun, as opposed to the earth's 365 days, the name Mercury was probably associated with Hermes. You can find more information here: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/pdfs/mercury_teachsheet.pdf
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