Egyptians gave the first recorded name of Mars -Red Mountains. The Babylonians called him Death Star. The Greeks and Romans named the planet after their gods of war Ares and Mars respectively. The Jews called it one who blushes. Many ancient peoples believed that the reddish hue of the planet comes from this blood shed on Mars.
The month of March is named after Mars.
Symbol of Mars looks like a shield and spear of the god Mars / Ares. This symbol also represents the masculine. Read the rest of this entry »