GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

PHOBOS

Greek Terror God

Also known as PHOBUS

Terrifyingly terrible God of Conflict

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.

PHOBOS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : PHOBOS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Terror
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : PHOBUS
Popularity index : 18809
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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. 2 September 2014.

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