Mars pp 10-25 | Cite as

God of War, Heavenly Body

  • Markus HotakainenEmail author

Both Earth and Mars circle around the Sun.

Wernher von Braun: Project Mars – A Technical Tale (2006)

Nergal, Har décher, Mangala, Tyr, Ares. Mars is a planet with a number of names. In the past millennia it has been identified in many languages and cultures with hatred, war, and death. Its blood-red color and capricious movements among the stars of heaven shaped it in the susceptible minds of our ancestors into a messenger of the gods, perhaps a god himself, the behavior of which people tried to decipher to gain hidden knowledge of things to come.


Wild Boar Seventeenth Century Dark Area Similar World Mars Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HelsinskiFinland

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