Sunday, March 9, 2008
We Love Mars
Mars, the red planet. (yet Martians are said to be green, as in “little green from Mars." Why is that?) It's the war planet. Mars has “The Face.” A ton of movies have been made about Mars. We’ve been thinking on life on Mars for centuries. We have a candy bar named after Mars. Aries is ruled by Mars, and the symbol for Mars is the Ram, which is Mars spelled backwards. (well, not exactly, that'd be "mar". . .okay, it's a stretch.) Mars rules iron, which is said to repel fairies and entities in folklore.
Mars is smaller than Earth, and close by. Maybe that’s why we like it. We’re also a war like people; is there something in our subconscious or cellular memory about that? Is that why we’ve named the god of war Mars?
Lots of movies about Mars. Like the 1924 film Aelita of Mars, a Russian film directed by Yakov Protazanov and a cousin of Tolstoy.
The serial Flying Disc Man From Mars (I love that one!) from 1950.
Stay tuned for more Mars stuff; much more to come!