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Schiaparelli called them canali, meaning "channels" but mistranslated in English as "canals". During the time Burroughs wrote his first Barsoom stories, the theory was put forward by a number of prominent scientists, notably Lowell , that these were huge engineering works constructed by an intelligent race.

This view, though utterly false as is now known, inspired much science fiction. The thinning Barsoomian atmosphere is artificially replenished by an "atmosphere plant" on whose function all life on the planet is dependent. Burroughs presumably derived this from the figures published by Lowell, but erroneously substituted the number of hour Earth days in the Martian year, rather than the number of The days are hot again known to be false and the nights are cold, and there appears to be little variation in climate across the planet except at the poles.

He assumed that Mars was formerly identical to the Earth; therefore a similar evolutionary development of fauna would have taken place.

He referenced winds, snows, and marshes supposedly observed by astronomers, as evidence of an atmosphere, and that the wastes of the planet had been irrigated probably referencing Lowell's "canals" , which suggested that an advanced civilization existed on the planet.

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Peoples and culture[ edit ] All Barsoomian races resemble Homo sapiens in most respects, except for being oviparous [9] and having lifespans in excess of 1, years though actual life expectancy is far shorter. None return from this pilgrimage, because it leads to almost certain death at the hands of ferocious creatures. While the Martian females are egg-laying, Martians have inexplicably mammalian characteristics such as a navel and breasts.

Other telepathic abilities are demonstrated across the books. The Lotharians in Thuvia, Maid of Mars , are able to project images of warfare that can kill by suggestion. They are organized into a system of imperial city-states including Helium, Ptarth, and Zodanga, controlling the planetary canal system, as well as other more-isolated city-states in the hinterlands. The Red Martians are the interbred descendants of the ancient Yellow Martians, White Martians and Black Martians, remnants of which exist in isolated areas of the planet, particularly the poles.

The Red Martians are said in A Princess of Mars to have been bred when the seas of Barsoom began to dry up, in hopes of creating a hardy race to survive in the new environment.

Their culture is governed by law and is technologically advanced.

They are capable of love and have families. The Green Martians are 15 feet 4. Their eyes are mounted at the side of their heads and can move independently of each other in order to see in two directions at once. They are nomadic, warlike and barbaric, do not form families, have little concept of friendship or love and enjoy inflicting torture upon their victims. Their social structure is highly communal and rigidly hierarchical, consisting of various levels of chiefs, with the highest office of Jeddak obtained by mortal combat.

The Green Men are primitive, intellectually unadvanced, do not have any kind of art and are without a written language. While they manufacture edged weapons, any advanced technology they possess, such as 'radium pistols', is stolen from raids upon the Red Martians. They inhabit the ancient ruined cities left behind by civilizations which lived on Barsoom during a more advanced and hospitable era in the planet's history. Tars Tarkas , who befriends John Carter when he first arrives on Barsoom, is an unusual exception from the typical ruthless Green Martian, due to having known the love of his own mate and daughter.

Thus the followers of Tars Tarkas, based in the ruined ancient city of Thark, are known as " Tharks ". Other hordes bear the names of Warhoon, Torquas, and Thurd.

Okarians[ edit ] Yellow Martians are supposedly extinct, but in The Warlord of Mars they are found hiding in secret domed cities at the North Pole of Mars. At the time John Carter arrives on Barsoom, the Yellow Race is known only in old wives' tales and campfire stories. The only means of entrance to the Okarians' city is through The Carrion Caves, which are every bit as unpleasant as the name suggests.

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Air travel over the barrier is discouraged through the use of a great magnetic pillar called "The Guardian of the North," which draws fliers of all sizes inexorably to their doom as they collide with the massive structure.

Their cities are domed hothouses which keep out the cold, but outdoors they favor orluk furs and boots. Physically they are large and strong, and the men usually wear bristling black beards.

They were white-skinned, with blond or auburn hair.

They were once a seafaring race, but when the oceans began to dry up they began to cooperate with the Yellow and Black Martians to breed the Red Martians, [19] foreseeing the need for hardy stock to cope with the emerging harsher environment.

They became decadent and 'overcivilized'. At the beginning of the series they are believed to be extinct, but three remaining populations - the Orovars, Therns and Lotharians — are still living in secret and are discovered as the books progress. There are only of them remaining, all of them male. They are skilled in telepathy, able to project images that can kill, or provide sustenance.

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They live a reclusive existence in a remote area of Barsoom, debating philosophy amongst themselves. This is the destination of the River Iss, on whose currents most Martians eventually travel, on a pilgrimage seeking final paradise, once tired of life or reaching years of age. The valley is actually populated by monsters, overlooked by the Therns who control these creatures and ransack and eat the flesh of those who perish, enslaving those who survive.


They consider themselves a unique creation, different from other Martians. They maintain the false Martian religion through a network of collaborators and spies across the planet. They are themselves raided by the Black Martians.

They are white-skinned of a skin tone close enough to human Caucasians that John Carter was able to easily pose as one and the males are bald but wear blond wigs. They call themselves the 'First-Born', believing themselves to be a unique creation among Martian races, and worship Issus, a woman who styles herself as the God of the Martian religion but is no such thing.

They frequently raid the White Martian Therns, who maintain the false Martian religion, carrying off people as slaves. John Carter defeats their navy in The Gods of Mars. In order to function in the physical realm, they have bred the Rykors , a complementary species composed of a body similar to that of a perfect specimen of Red Martian but lacking a head; when the Kaldane places itself upon the shoulders of the Rykor, a bundle of tentacles connects with the Rykor's spinal cord , allowing the brain of the Kaldane to interface with the body of the Rykor.

Should the Rykor become damaged or die, the Kaldane merely climbs upon another as an earthling might change a horse. They are presented as a race of boastful, cowardly individuals. Hormads[ edit ] In addition to the naturally occurring races of Barsoom, Burroughs described the Hormads, artificial men created by the scientist Ras Thavas as slaves, workers, warriors, etc. Although the Hormads were generally recognizable as humanoid, the process was far from perfect, and generated monstrosities ranging from the occasional misplaced nose or eyeball to "a great mass of living flesh with an eye somewhere and a single hand.

Despite this, the series includes a range of technological developments including radium munitions, battles between fleets of aircraft, devices similar to faxes and televisions, genetic manipulation, elements of terraforming and other ideas.

A few had been expressly forbidden to come out or even to speak about homosexuality. Most are in active ministry, and could lose more than their jobs if they are outed. He could lose all three if his bishop finds his sexuality disqualifying, even if he is faithful to his vows of celibacy.

The environment for gay priests has grown only more dangerous. The fall of Theodore E. Studies repeatedly find there to be no connection between being gay and abusing children. The debate promises to be not only about holding bishops accountable but also about homosexuality itself. It may sound kind of strange. I feel like, what I struggle with, I hope I can help other Catholics not lose their faith.

A cautious few priests stepped through. But if the closet door cracked, the sex abuse crisis now threatens to slam it shut.

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Widespread scapegoating has driven many priests deeper into the closet. It is a cage.

The code is taught early, often in seminary. Numquam duo, semper tres, the warning goes. Never two, always three.

“You can be taught to act straight in order to survive.”

Move in trios, never as a couple. No going on walks alone together, no going to the movies in a pair. With whom do you have a relationship that would be a healthy human relationship? But until about , the church often recruited boys to start in ninth grade — teenagers still in the throes of puberty.

Priests cannot marry, so sexuality from the start was about abstinence, and obedience. There were years that I carried this secret. My prayer was not that, would God change me. It was that I would die before anyone found out. I could be a truck driver like my dad. But I was gay, so the only other thing left was, I could be a priest. One priest in a rural diocese said the rules reminded him of how his elementary school forced left-handed students to write with their right hand. Many gay priests spoke of being pulled between denial and confusion, finally coming out to themselves in their 30s or 40s.

Father Greiten was 24 when he realized he was gay and considered jumping from his dorm window. He did not jump, but confided his despair in a classmate. His friend came out himself. It was a revelation: There were other people studying to be priests who were gay. It was just that no one talked about it.

He reached out to a former seminary professor who he thought might also be a gay man. He intervened, and came out to them.

He lost three friends that night. The grapevine has taught them which priests in their diocese are gay, whom to trust and whom to fear. Before then, I was out to certain classmates. I realized this is not a me issue. This is a human rights issue. But there is still way too much homophobia in the church. Still, many priests said they had had sex with other men to explore their sexual identity. Some have watched pornography to see what it is like for two men to have sex. They ultimately found more anguish than pleasure.

One priest had sex for the first time at 62, no strings attached, with a man he met online. The relationship was discovered and reported to his bishop, and he has not had sex since. Another priest, when asked if he had ever considered himself as having a partner, wondered what that even meant. He paused, before mentioning one very special friend.

The priest friends who died of AIDS. The feeling of coming home to an empty rectory every night.In the surviving text of their hymn , the Arval Brothers invoked Mars as ferus, "savage" or "feral" like a wild animal.

Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society: The 1st-century statue of Mars found in the Forum of Nerva pictured at top is similar. Publisher Average Rating. This included the exemption from certain duties, the place of honour at the Games, and the right to wear the toga praetexta at festivals ch.

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