|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and appears reddish in colour.
In the 1995–1996 school year, the centaur Firenze pointed out Mars during his first Divination class. He referred to it as the "bringer of battle," and said it indicated that the Wizarding world was currently experiencing a brief calm between two wars.
Sybill Trelawney had also discussed Mars in her class, pointing out the fascinating angle the planet made to Neptune with her orrery, and teaching that it causes accidents and burns when in a particular alignment with Saturn. Firenze, however, dismissed this as "human nonsense."
Behind the Scenes
- Mars is named after the second most important god in Ancient Rome -- the god of war and the patron god of Rome. The god, also known as Mars Ultor (Mars the Avenger), was worshipped as the god of the Roman Empire. In Greek times, he was known as Ares -- a more arrogant and much less important god. In Rick Riordan's Camp Half-Blood series, he is Percy Jackson's least favorite god, as well as the father of protagonist Frank Zhang, a descendant of Neptune.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Wizard of the Month (Mentioned only)
- Mars on Wikipedia
Notes and references
|Professors: Aurora Sinistra|
|Astronomy at Hogwarts: Astronomy department · Astronomy Tower · Astronomy Room · Astronomy Stairs · Astronomy Corridor · Astronomy reading room · |
|Astronomers: Aurora Sinistra · Copernicus · George von Rheticus · Perpetua Fancourt|
|Objects: Globe of the Moon · Lunascope · Moon chart · Orrery · Star chart · Telescope|
|Planets: Jupiter · Mars · Mercury · Neptune · Pluto · Saturn · Uranus · Venus|
|Satellites: Callisto · Europa · Ganymede · Io · Moon|
|Constellations: Bartholomeus · Orion|