The planet got this name due to its blood-red color. It is often referred as the "Red Planet" because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish color. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped. Mars has been known since prehistoric times.
Link/cite this pageYou can freely use the content on this page for non-commercial reasons (homework, lessons, school or college projects, free online courses) as long as you cite this page as the source. For online citation use the code below:
<a href="https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Planets/Mars/mars.html">Mars: GreekMythology.com</a> - Jul 06, 2020For offline citation use: Mars: GreekMythology.com - Jul 06, 2020