@Kyeh@pmarin@shiranissosexy In Greek. Phobos and Deimos were the twin sons of Ares and Aphrodite. Ares’ Latin name is Mars. I’m not sure why they switched from Latin to Greek, although all the planets are Latin and many moons are Greek. And maybe having moons called Pavor, Terror or Metus didn’t sound as cool.
@Kyeh@pmarin@shiranissosexy They were supposedly the twins Dread just before a battle (Deimos, Δείμος) and the Fear/Panic/Terror during a battle (Phobos, Φόβος), since Ares/Mars was the Greek/Roman god of battles and war. But Phobos is still the modern Greek word for fear, and in English, we all have our “phobias.”
@awk@ShotgunX I remember in a chemistry lab in college I did what you’re never supposed to do, put my nose directly up close to a container and take a good strong whiff. I couldn’t remember if it was distilled water or ammonia (chemistry lab kind, not the diluted household kind). Nearly knocked me off my feet, but not in a good way.