Spring 2018 Editor: Victoria Vigil
Spring 2014 Editor: J.T
Spring 2013 Editor: Melissa Bustamante
2012 Spring Editor: Blake Bertrand
2011 Editor: Kasie Purcell
Spring 2011 Editor: Rachelle Palomino
Fall 2010 Editor: James Roberson

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Greek Mythology.com
Published by: Michael Karas
Overview: This site creates a visual appendix of all seven planets that the Ancient Greeks could see from the naked eye, along with the fixed stars that are in relation to these “wandering stars”, as they would call the planets. As you click on each planet, it entails a short thorough description and picture of the location of the planet in our Solar System, the time period and which astronomer had discovered the planet, as well as the origin of the greek name, typically originating from the greek gods in respect to their characteristics, myths, and accomplishments.
Last updated: N/A
Date reviewed: April 27thth, 2018
Reviewed by: Victoria Vigil
Accuracy: Although these facts originate from Greek astronomy and mythology, the texts are relevant to the original mythology of the Greek Gods and their beliefs and references to the Planets and the Gods.
Readability and Clarity: This website thoroughly establishes the relationship between the Planets and the Greek Gods, as well as in relation to the fixed stars surrounding those planets. Through pictures and texts allows the audience, typically an audience interested in the research of the origin of planet names in relation to Greek mythology and astronomy. The home page of the website is easy to navigate, it had external links on the side for further descriptions of the planets as well as other myth relating to astronomy, all in all it is a readable, easy-to-navigate informational website.

Astrology Club
“Mythology of the Planets”
Published by: 2018 Astrologyclub.org
Overview: This article informs the audience on the origin and mythology of the Planets, they thoroughly discuss the relation of your birth charts to Ancient Greek and Roman deities. As well as the myth of these deities that originate from the myths and stories of these Gods, they then list the planetary gods and goddesses and then thoroughly explain each myth, relation and astrological myth to each particular planet, equipped with further sites and links for further research.
Last updated: August 17th, 2017
Date reviewed: April 27th, 2017
Reviewed by: Victoria Vigil
Accuracy: This site is relevant to the mythology of the planets, due to it’s thorough description of myths, relations, and astronomical birth charts and external links. It also sites external excerpts from the book Understanding the Planetary Myths -Tenzin- Dolma. Furthermore, it doesn’t contradict reliable sources due to the fact that this particular website sites reliable sources.
Readability and Clarity: The articles particular audience is to aim at people interested in astrology and the mythology and origin of the planets themselves, the website also entails external links for more thorough descriptions of the planets themselves and their mythological origin from the roman-greek deities.
“Ancient Astronomy, Science and the Ancient Greeks”
Author: Martyn Shuttleworth
Overview: This informative site underlines the Greek drive for astronomy and science, entailing the theories and practices these Ancient Greek astronomers and scientists created for an underlining for western astronomy and science. Furthermore, primarily, the website informs the reader on their contributions to astronomy, as well as their theories and mathematical formulae to describe the world surrounding them, correct or not, this website navigates through the Ancient Astronomers, their accomplishments, discoveries, mathematical and scientific theories, etc.
Last updated: February 4th, 2010
Date reviewed: May 1st, 2018
Reviewed by: Victoria Vigil
Accuracy: This informative article thoroughly navigates through ancient astronomy, entailing the ancient astronomers, origins, and underlining of western astronomical math and science. This website entails various references that are in fact reliable and up to date, all in all this website is thorough and easy to navigate.
Readability and Clarity: The first two headers describe and inform the reader on the origin and underlining of today’s western astronomy and science throughout ancient Rome and Greece, as well as a thorough navigation of the list of ancient astronomers, entailing a thorough description of each astronomer, their findings, theories, hypothesis, and more as well as references.
"Origins of Planets names: A quick guide to their mythological name origins"
Author: Merriam-Webster Inc.
Overview: This article articulates a visual approach to the list of Ancient Greek gods and goddesses that represent each planet within our solar system, along with a short description of the actual origin of the term “Planet”, along with the astrological importance on each of the planets that are relevant to the affairs of mankind and in respect to his/hers fate, they also cite their sources and list a column of astrological and astronomical terms and definitions for further references. You can primarily find pictures, and external links to provide more information on the origin of the names of these gods and goddesses.
Last updated: 2018.
Date reviewed: May 1st, 2018
Reviewed by: Victoria Vigil
Accuracy: Although this particular article is quite vague, it creates a simple, visual, and slightly descriptive tour of the origin of the Ancient greek gods and goddesses and their relation to each planet, to further your research the website has entailed a thorough research guide and external links that are useful to the audience who partake in the astrological studies and planets and greek gods.
Readability and Clarity: This easy-to-navigate tour of the planets and their name origins is an easy to read article for audiences who want to dig further into the astrological sense of planets and their ancient names, along with pictures and depictions of the gods and goddesses themselves.

History World
"History of Astronomy"
Published by: Bamber Gascoigne
Overview: This straightforward articles aims to describe the history of astronomy, dating back to 3000 BC during the early Mesopotamia civilization. The article further entails their contributions of being the first real astronomers as well as their making of the Zodiac circle to further validate their number systems and theories of the world around them. They then entail the Ancient Greek contributions to astronomy and astrology from the 6th century BC, entailing their analytical approach to astronomy as well as their astrology benefits from their range of Greek Gods, linking the planets and constellations in order to make Astronomy dramatic and exciting.
Last updated: 2001.
Date reviewed: May 1st, 2018
Reviewed by: Victoria Vigil
Accuracy: Although this article is quite brief, it’s sources, excerpts and information are all valid and current. They display various sites and sources as well as external links for further research and studies on astrology and astronomy.
Readability and Clarity: This easy-to-navigate article entails a short, but thorough description on the contributions of the earliest astronomers, dating back to 3000 BC, to Greek constellations, planets, and Ancient Greek names variations depending on each god and goddess. This site can be used for further research due to its index of various sites and sources for more information on this subject and its entitie


Editor: Judy Tan
Spring 2014
Greek Mathematics
Author: School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St.Andrews, Scotland. Last updated: March 2011
This website shows an index of clickable topics you choose to read upon. The topics is mostly an overview of Greek mathematics which led to the discovery of our planets. It also gives us a list of Greek mathematicians and their biographies to show how they discovered planets and moons in our solar system. The index also includes mathematical Greek equations that set geometry's foundation.
Reviewed by: Judy Tan 5/2/2014
This website is very accurate due to the fact that this website was created by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, which they are also an international leading research group that specializes in fractal geometry, computational algebra, solar theory, fluid dynamics, statistical inference and ecological modelling. This website is more geared towards students who are researching Greek astronomy. The text has very few images, yet the text holds a well amount of information. You may need a mathematical background as well to understand the text.

Greek Astronomy
Author: Ellie Crystal. Last updated:2011
This website is more on a metaphysics basis. Which means this is more of a philosophical influence upon nature and white encompasses around it. This page gives a well organized overview of the phases of ancient Greek astronomy. For example, they discuss the Ionian Revolution where they discovered in Greek history that the universe is not only ran by the Gods, but the physical, mechanically components that can be used to predict and comprehend things in nature.
Reviewed by: Judy Tan 5/2/2014
This page can be well understood and is clear for every one to read and understand. The text is large and clear for clarity purposes, which also include many various images to visualize the scientific explanations more clearly. This website is created by Ellie Crystal who obtains her information upon other readings. Her obtained information can be subject to change.

Greek Ancient History
Author: Christian Violatti. Last Updated: July 23, 2013
This website is taken from the Ancient History Encyclopedia. It gives you a timeline overview of ancient Greek technology, history, mathematics, and astronomy. You will not only find Greek astronomers but the controversies they had with others during the scientific revolution as well. They describe Ptolemy and Aristotle's geo-centric models etc.
Reviewed by: Judy Tan 5/2/2014
This page is neatly organized with big sub headers, red font is also used to accentuate main points on the page. This page is completely accurate due to the fact that this is an encyclopedia based website. Bibliographies are posted at the end of each page. This page can be understood and well read by students and adults who are researching information on ancient Greek astronomy.

Twelve Gods and Seven Planets
Author: Ken Gillman Last Updated: Published in Considerations(volume XI number 4, November 1996-January 1997)
This website is more narrowed into the ruler ship in ancient Greece and Rome. This plays a vital role into the planets because it tells us to where the constellation and planet names originated from. This page gives us a background to how they deciphered what names go to which constellation, planet, and even names on the calender.
Reviewed by: Judy Tan 5/2/2014
This page has a very bland font. No images are involved into this page, only tables to organize names. The text can be difficult to follow if you don't have good reading skills. The audience of this page is appropriate for adults and scholars.Generally, this website is completely accurate due to the strong citations which the information is built upon. The citations include museums, astronomy books, research, etc.

Greek's New Patterns
Author: G.H Rieke University of Arizona Last Updated: 2014
This website gives a informational background on Ancient Greek science. They promote the idea that Greek influenced true scientific ways of thinking. They tested their assumptions in experiments. They also give a good historical background on Greek physicists and astronomers and their beliefs in our universe. For example, they discuss the controversy between philosophers and astronomers during this time interval.
Reviewed by: Judy Tan 5/2/2014
This page gives off a colorful and lively presentation. Many images are used on this page. Clarity is shown very well here with big fonts and fun emojis. This information is very viable due to the fact that this information is used for the University of Arizona astronomy lecture page. The audience for this page can vary from kids K-12 to senior citizens looking for fun,cool, information.

Editor: Melissa Bustamante
Spring 2013
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.

Planetary Mythology
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. Also, bear in mind that it is very basic and simple overall since its main target is kids.
Viewed May 12, 2013.

All Solar Planets
Author: Unknown
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
Author: japtaker
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
Fall 2012
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 website that explains in simpler terms for younger kids. A doctor answers 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
Fall 2011
Roman and Greek Gods:
Author: United Church of Critical Thinking
Greek Gods versus Roman Gods and Goddesses
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:
Author: BBC
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.

Stars Names:
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
Fall 2010
Nicolas Poussin. Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite.1634.
Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Greek Mythology:
Author: Carl Woebcke
Although this website is actually for anyone wanting to purchase 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:
Author: unknown
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
external image olympian_gods-big.PNGMythology 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 pretend 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 any 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, explanatory 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. Various 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
Fall 2009
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 gods or godessess. It also mentions the moons and how they have names relating some way to the gods.
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This site gives good 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.

Roman Deities:
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

Spring 2011


Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece:
This 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.

Planet Mythology:
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.