In ancient times, only the Sun and Moon, a few hundred stars and the most easily
visible .... After all twenty-four Greek letters have been assigned, upper and lower
case Latin letters are used, suc...
All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and
godesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means ...
Nov 14, 2012 ... One interesting fact about its name: Earth is the only planet that wasn't named
after a Greek or Roman god or goddess. For example, Saturn ...
Jun 27, 2015 ... Unfortunately, I think it's pretty impossible to say exactly who first named the
planet 'Earth'. ... Why was the Platonic year named after Plato?
Nov 10, 2015 ... ... the Earth Get Its Name? Every other planet in the solar system is named after a
Greek or Roman god or goddess, and Earth is, well, Earth.
Aug 28, 2015 ... Mercury, which makes a complete trip around the Sun in just 88 Earth days, is
named after the fast-moving messenger of the gods. Saturn, the ...
Nov 22, 2015 ... However, our own planet isn't named after a Roman or a Greek deity. Actually,
we don't know who named our planet “Earth”, how, why and ...
Earth is the only planet not named after a Roman god or goddess, but it is
associated with the goddess Terra Mater (Gaea to the Greeks). In mythology, she
Earth is the only planet in the solar system that is not named after a Greek or
Roman god. Instead, the name Earth is derived from Old English and Germanic...
Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from ... They are
named after literary characters (from works by William Shakespeare and ...