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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Phobus

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Terror
Area of expertise: Terror

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1265

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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