Monday, March 15, 2010

Myths, Folklore, and Symbolism: Mars

Mars "(Greek Ares) Roman god of war and of agriculture, for whom the month of March (Latin Martius) was named. With one of the vestal virgins Mars sired the twins Romulus and Remus. His symbols were the shield and the spear; his sacred animals, the wolf, the bull, and the woodpecker." (Biedermann)

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