Aya Reiko wrote:
Panda wrote:So... Sailor Jupiter would be Zeus? Makoto is a man? I think Mars was a guy to... I don't know. My friend loves greek mythology, I'm so gonna ask her now.
The only one that is named after a female god is Venus. The rest are named after male gods.
Curiously, Artemis is a female god...
Artemis is a female god. Interestingly enough this is the Greek name for her, rather than the Roman (Diana) Most of the others follow the roman system, (Moon and Uranus being the other exceptions). Venus's (Aphrodite) is a female. However all the others except Moon( the moon is almost always charectorized as a female), were male charectors originally. So Venus is not the only one named after a female.
Mercury(Hermes) was the messenger, He had those winged shoes, Mars(Ares) was the god of war (who interestingly enough tried to get in Venus's skirts more than a few times, and succeded ocasionally, I think), Jupiter was Zues, and was the King of the Gods, he overthrew his creators (the Titans) to do it.
Luna(Selene) is the goddess of the moon, there is a story of a moon godess/princess falling in love with a sheep herder named Endymion^_^, though I do recall that this is not actually Selene but one of her children (Which might indicate Queen Serenity as the Moon Goddess and Usagi as that daughter).
Uranus(look up the Wikipedia entry on Uranus in mythology) was the god of the sky and is said to personify heaven. Neptune(Posiden) is the god of the ocean, and Zues brother. Pluto(Hades) is also Zues brother and is the god of Death and the underworld. Saturn (Chronos) is the god of time.
That is what I know about the mythology of the Planets and whatnot. Here is the link to Uranus's wikipedia entry.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranus_(mythology)