Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now
and do "back to school" in style.
Pages and Files
Items with no active link have not been written and are candidates for future page creation.
INDEX OF PAGES
The Summer Triangle
Astronomers and Physicists
Annie Jump Cannon
Stephen Hawking's Theory of Everything
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
big bang theory
Birth of Stars
Clubs and Organizations
Commercial Astronomy Sites
Orion version 2
Kepler 62d system
Formation of Stars
The Andromeda Galaxy
The Whirlpool Galaxy
The Sombrero Galaxy
History of Astronomy
Neutron Stars and Pulsars
Online Sky Simulators
Online Textbooks and Courses
Picture of the Day Sites
Planets and the Greek Gods
Planispheres and Maps
Research Project Sites
Starships in Fact and Fiction
Mauna Kea observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
The Solar System
Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Anymore?
Comets, Asteroids, Meteors
Comet Shoemaker Levy 9
VY Canis Majoris
Planets and the Greek Gods
PLANETS AND THE GREEK GODS
Spring 2013 Editor: Melissa Bustamante
2012 Spring Editor: Blake Bertrand
2011 Editor: Kasie Purcell
Spring 2011 Editor:
Fall 2010 Editor: James Roberson
Editor: Melissa Bustamante
The Solar System
Author: Jo Edkins
This site is maintained by an individual. I believe that this site is trustworthy because he lists other websites that he used to garner information for his own website. The audience for this site can vary (i.e. students, teachers, etc.). This site lists the sun, moon, and planets and how it pertains to a certain God. This site is straight forward and easy to comprehend. You are able to click on the planets and the name of the Gods to get more background information.
Viewed May 11, 2013.
Author: Peter Grego
This site is maintained by an individual named Professor Paul Roche, who is under the Esero UK Program. Besides the home page, there are other pages that are written by other individuals like Peter Grego. This site seems trustworthy because there are links provided to other external sites. The audience for this site mainly seems to target students, teachers, and amateur astronomers. This site provides information on how the planets and the names of the Gods are related. It is easy to understand and provides you with the set amount of background information you need.
Viewed May 11, 2013.
How The Planets Got Their Names
Author: Don Donn
This site is maintained by an individual. The audience for this site is children, students, and teachers alike. It can be used as a lesson plan and is easy to understand. This site is straight to the point. It provided tips on how to remember the planets. Bear in mind that it is very simple since its main target is kids.
Viewed May 12, 2013.
All Solar Planets
This site seems to be maintained by a network. The main audience would be students. This site is very informative. It provides background information on the planets and names the God that the planet pertains to. This site provides details about their myths and planetary facts.
Viewed May 13, 2013.
Roman and Greek Mythology Names: Gods, Planets, Astrology
This page is maintained by an individual. The audience for this site can vary. I found this site to be very helpful. The author goes into great detail about the Gods. He provides a lot of background information on the Gods and how the planets got their names from them. He writes about the connection between the Gods and the planets. I have provided two links because the author thought to split the article up to prevent it from being too tedious to read. I really enjoyed this site because he had a lot to say about the Gods and planets and he put in a lot of detail in his explanations.
Viewed May 13, 2013.
Editor: Blake Bertrand
Planets and their names:
Author: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
This site talks about how the planets and some of their moons got their names from Greek mythology. The site is very straight forward and there isn't any over educated jargon that will confuse the reader. I liked how the the information is clearly laid out about how long known satellites and how they all played a part in Zeus the God of War's life. Viewed May 22, 2012.
Planets: Ministers of the Zodiac:
Author: East-West Publishing, Therese Hamilton
The picture shows the Gods that were given the privilege of being apart of Zodiac; how the line goes through from fathers to sons and daughters. The site is full of useful information and is made easy to navigate and the information is right out there in front of you. Viewed May 20, 2012
Mythology of the Planets:
Author: Abby Cessna
This is another good site that depicts how the individual planets got their names, like Mercury was named after the winged messenger known for thievery, and travel. I'm not surprised that it was named because of the rate at which the planet spins. The site offers a different look into the way the planets and Greek Mythology are connected, this was my favorite site. Viewed May 19, 2012
Why Were the Planets Named?:
Author: Lynn Carter
This site is different from the rest that I have looked at and it follows along the lines of how the the newer generation of discoverers were trying to name the planets after English leaders and how they took a different approach to the way they wanted to name them with Greek Mythology in mind. Viewed May 22, 2012
How did the Planets get their Names:
Author: Dr. Cathy Imhoff
This site is unlike the rest I have seen today, it is a kids site that explains in simpler terms for younger kids. This a doctor that is answering all the questions about how the planets got their names and it seems like she goes into great detail about how the names were chosen. this is one of my new favorite sites because of the detail that Dr. Imhoff goes into and the material is easy to understand. Viewed May 22, 2012
Editor: Kasie Purcell
Roman and Greek Gods:
Author: United Church of Critical Thinking
Greek Gods versus Roman Gods and Goddesses
This picture shows the difference names of the Roman and Greek Gods.
I particularly like this chart since it shows which Gods are Roman and which Gods are Greek. This clears up the confusion for me since it is formatted in a simple chart. Viewed October, 30, 2011
Religion in Ancient Rome:
This is also a kids website. There are photos and video clips of how Romans lived their religion. This website also contains fun facts. There is a lot to do on this website and there is much to explore. Not only is it fun, but there is history in the reading. It is a great way for anyone to actually learn while having fun.
Author: John P. Millis, Ph. D
This is a very informative article. I really liked this website because there was tons of information and little to read. The only problem and annoying part about this article is the amount of ads that showed up. The page isn't colorful at all and doesn't capture the eyes' attention, but if information is needed quickly then this is a great website.
Editor: James Roberson
Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite
Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Author: Carl Woebcke
Although this website is actually for anyone wanting to purchased a personalized astrology and greek mythology book, the information provided here is elaborate and extensive. Nearly the entire Solar System is represented from the Sun, the eight planets, and dwarf planet Pluto. By clicking on the iconic image of each god,an additional page opens which displays detailed
characteristics, astrological connections, and their relations with other gods and the planets. There is also a simple to use table of the gods and their planetary connections that nearly anyone can understand. Reviewed: December 5, 2010.
The Celestial Bodies:
Author: Micha L. Lindemans (Editor in Chief), public contributions
Like Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Mythica has a similar format except this website is entirely dedicated to mythology and folklore. The celestial bodies page focuses specifically on the planets, dwarf planets, and their satellites in relation to greek mythology. Although not very illustrative, a brief summarized description of each god and related planet displayed in list form provides simplistic navigation and a precise overview. Click on the highlighted terms for further information when exploring the website. Reviewed: December 5, 2010
Tales of Curiosity - A Curious Trip In The Solar System:
A Curious Trip In The Solar System is a creative and highly illustrative video and online comic strip of a fantastic adventure around the Solar System, visiting the eight planets, Earth's moon, and Pluto in just five minutes. Trivia facts are provided as well as greek mythology. Actual photographs of each planet and iconic greek god images are shown along with vintage comic images which tell the journey. Electronic music is played in the background to enhance the experience, but I personally would have left out Sun Palace's, “Give Me a Perfect World.” Reviewed: December 5, 2010
Editor: Tiffany Kinney
Mythology of the planets
This link is pretty straightforward I think the audience is general public. It is written by Romello, no first name it seems. The page has the list of the Greek God(they use the Roman name equivalent), followed by the Planet’s name and why it’s related to each other. Example :Venus - Venus represents the goddess of love & beauty, Aphrodite. Venus is known as the most beautiful planet in the solar system, thus it's named after the goddess of beauty. The site also has Greek Myths such as the tale of Pandora. There are also awards the page has won, photography and more fun stuff. You do not have to have any prehend knowledge to use this site, as I said it’s pretty basic laid out stuff. The educational value is pretty good because it is a stepping stone to other more complex stuff and it’s very easy to understand. I would recommend using it for your basic questions.
DATE READ: 11-31-08
Mythology of the Gods and Planets
This site was created and is edited by Aaron J. Atsma. This site is more complex to understand because it has more mythology than why the gods are related to the plants, but this page is a good on for anything else Greek. It lists the gods by Greek, literary translation, Latin spelling and translation(planet) example: Fainwn- Phainon-Phaenon-Shining One Planet Saturn. The page has other fun stuff such as mythology, all Greek figures, pictures and more I think the site is worth the visit. Although you do not need and special knowledge seeing as they give you translations, you do need to have time to read everything there is a lot tot read. On an educational basis I would rate this four out of five stars.
DATE READ: 12-02-08
The Planets and Mythological Names
This site is really cool because it is very easy to understand, yet not lacking in info, it also includes the myth of the god, it also lists what the god was like and how you can relate that to the planet example: Neptune (Poseidon) Neptune was the Roman god of water, rain and fertility, also known as the King of the Sea or Ocean. Neptune and the water nymph, Amphitrite, Married and had several children, The Greek Poseidon was originally the god of earthquakes and water, but that changed to the supreme god of the sea, sometimes the god of horses. He was said to be tempestuous, violent and vindictive; he was rarely peaceful. The intended audience is public. The site is plain in general, but as I said it is a really god , thorough, explanitve site. I think it is a good educational site.
DATE READ: 12-02-08
Editor: Ralph Hernandez
Names of the Planets:
This link gives a history on the discovery and naming of planets and also provides the names for the planets from Sumerian, Babylonian and Phoenician civilizations alongside Greek, Latin and English naming.
Editor: Irene Craig
Has a lot of information on the how the Greeks and Romans gave names to the Gods. Also gives information about calendars and back history of the Gods. Has a lot of information, I would recommend this site to learn about the Gods in a one page link. There is a lot of information, and a lot to read.
Date viewed: 11-25-09
Editor: Rebekah Nunn
Planet Names and Greek Mythology:
This is a very good website to see which god is represented by which planet. It is straight to the point, making it easy to understand. It also gives some background on the god or goddess It also mentions the moons and how they have names relating some way to the gods.
This is another good site to get information about the planets and the gods behind their names. It also talks about another example about how the 7 have an influence over the day of the week they represent, and also alchemists matched 7 metals with the planets as well. This site has more fun little facts as to what else the planets can relate to, other than the gods.
How the Planets and Satellites got their Names:
This site gives a basic and clear cut overview as to why the planets have their names. It is very easy to understand and straight to the point.
Out of all the sites listed, this one is mainly repetition of what most people probably already know about the gods. The only new fact added would be what each god stood for. Such as Mars, Venus, and Saturn were the gods of the field, agriculture, and fertility, Other than this, most of the information is repetitive of the other sites.
Editor: Rachelle Palomino
Unpopular but I
mportant Greek Gods:
This site comes in handy because many people when they hear the word God or Gods they think of Zeus and other popular Olympian gods, yet there are many other gods and goddesses that aren’t as well known as Zeus yet they also reigned over Greece in the Golden Age. This site can also link you to The Influence of Apollo, Greek Mythology, Titan Greek Gods and The Ancient Greek Gods.
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece:
his web page gives you an explanation about the creation of the Gods in Greek mythology as well as Greek semi-gods and spirits. It also categorizes the Gods for you under different titles such as First Greek Gods, The Olympian Gods, Semi-Gods and Spirits, Monsters and Creatures and so on. It also includes pictures which are the statues that represent the gods and what each god is known for and stands for.
On this page you will learn about Planet Mythology and you will also learn the difference between Greek and Roman mythology. This website is great at breaking down the difference between the two as well as explaining in detail about the different Gods and the Planets they link to. Also at the bottom of the page there are different links with planet names that you can click on which takes you to another site which gives you more facts about the planets like its orbit, diameter, rotation period and much more. It also includes pictures.
Planets In Astrology:
This website out of all that I have listed above to me seems the most helpful because it talks about the significance of planets in astrology, the history of astrology and what astrology is. It also gives plenty of detail about planets and their powers plus it also lists the gods that corresponds with the planets and the characteristics of the gods. At the bottom of the page it also lists the four elements of in astrology and when you click on them it goes into more depth about them.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"