was the Roman god of the sea and the ruler of Pisces.
However in Greek mythology
he is known as Poseidon. The
planet was probably named after the sea
gods because of its deep blue color. Neptune's blue colour is the result of a gas called "methane" in its atmosphere.
Like the other gas planets, Neptune has rapid winds trapped in "bands" of latitude and large storms. Neptune's
winds are the fastest in the solar system! Even though Neptune was the god of the sea, he wasn’t
a very important god in all. Neptune was often shown with a trident, which he held in his hand. He was celebrated at the Neptunalia on