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Mercury - Messsenger of the Gods aka Hermes in Greek Mythology

Venus - Roman Goddess of Love aka Aphrodite in Greek Mythology

Earth - Gaia is also known as Mother Earth

Mars - Roman God of War aka. Ares in Greek Mythology

Jupiter - Roman 'King' of the gods, aka Zeus in Greek Mythology

Saturn - Roman God of Agriculture, identified with greek god Cronus, father of the Gods

Uranus - also known as Ouranos was known as the Sky father and also fathered the Titans

Neptune - Roman God of the Sea, greek counterpart Posedion

Pluto - God of the Underworld, identified with Greek Hades

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