How Did the Planet Mars Get Its Name?


The surface color of Mars reminded the Romans of blood, as in a battle. For this very reason, they chose to name the planet after their god of war, Mars.
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The planet Mars was named for the Roman god of war (known as Ares in Greek), because of its blood red color.
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