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Why did the Romans name the planets after their gods?

The Romans were not the first and only to apply this practice. The seven classical planets (visible to the naked eye, 5 of which today are considered actual planets) were named after deities in ...
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Why was the Aztec god Xolotl associated with Venus?

Xolotl and Quetzalcoatl Xolotl was the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl, and where both associated with the twin phases of Venus as evening and morning star. In their roles as evening and morning star ...
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Did the Romans and Greeks worship the sun as their sun god?

As far as the sun is concerned, the answer is: Yes... but also No. For somewhat different reasons, this gets very complicated and even confused particularly with regard to three of the classical ...
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Why did the Romans name the planets after their gods?

It is an interesting question as there are two sides to it: (1) history (2) language. For the Mediterranean world the planets became really interesting with the spread of astrology during the ...
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Did the Romans and Greeks worship the sun as their sun god?

Yes, that is the case. In Ancient Greece, sun-worship personified by Helios had once been prevalent and powerful among the people of the pre-Hellenic culture, but very few of the communities of the ...
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Why did the Romans name the planets after their gods?

Why did the Romans name the planets after their gods? According to Roman mythology, the Roman gods lived on Mount Olympos, in Greece. Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is located ...
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