Tuesday, May 18, 2021

[imfwndec] Jupiter lucky guess

the planet Jupiter was named before its mass was measured, so it was a lucky guess that the most massive planet (by far) got named for the king of the gods.

Jupiter could have easily been the name for Venus, the brightest planet, the brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon.  or better yet, Jupiter could have been the deity associated with the sun.

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