A bad buddy and close companion of his famously fierce father, the War God ARES.
Now he has a moon of Mars named after him. Of course MARS is the Roman God of War, and has nothing to do with PHOBOS and DEIMOS, who are completely Greek.
This contradiction can be explained by the fact that Mr Asaph Hall, the astronomer who discovered the moons of Mars, was undergoing domestic turmoil at the time. In fact there is a rumor that he named the moons of Mars ‘Fear’ and ‘Terror’ in tribute to his formidable wife.
Article last updated on 08 January 2014
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "PHOBOS: God of Terror from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 August 2014.