The Roman god Mars was not on Mount Olympus, but his Greek counterpart lived there. Ares, the Greek god of war, lived among the other Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hermes, ... More » Art & Literature Folklore

In Greek mythology, there are 16 Titans, 14 Olympian gods and a large number of demigods, or half-god and half-human hybrids. The Titans ruled during the Greek Golden Age from Mount Olympus, but were overthrown by the Ol... More » Art & Literature Folklore

Ancient Greek gods and goddesses include Zeus, Hera, Hades, Apollo, Artemis, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Athena and many more. Zeus, often called the “Father of Gods and men," was king of Mount Olympus, the home of the Greek go... More »

The son of the Greek god Zeus, Hercules was the greatest hero and warrior in the Greek and Roman myths. Worshiped across Greece and Rome, he was the son of Alcmene, who was impregnated by Zeus, the king of the gods. More » Art & Literature Folklore

The average temperature on Mars is -80 degrees Fahrenheit. A summer day near Mars' equator gets up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but dips to -100 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Winter temperatures at the Martian poles drop to ... More »

Mars earned its famous moniker, "red planet," due to its red appearance that is highly visible from Earth. The distinct rusty-red color of Mars is attributed to the abundance of iron-rich soil that covers the planet's su... More »

The best time to view Mars is during the Mars Close Approach, which is when the orbits of Mars and Earth bring the planets closest together. When Mars and Earth make this close approach, Mars can be seen from sunset to s... More » Science Astronomy Planets