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Mars (Roman deity)


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    • Mars Ultor (Roman deity)
    • Marte (Roman deity)
    • مارس (Roman deity)
    • Māris (Roman deity)
    • Марс (Roman deity)
    • Meurzh (Roman deity)
    • Mart (Roman deity)
    • Μαρς (Roman deity)
    • Marso (Roman deity)
    • מרס (Roman deity)
    • マールス (Roman deity)
    • Mārusu (Roman deity)
    • 마르스 (Roman deity)
    • Meurth (Roman deity)
    • Marsas (Roman deity)
    • Marss (Roman deity)
    • Marti (Roman deity)
    • 玛尔斯 (Roman deity)
    • Ma'ersi (Roman deity)
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    • found: Albertson, Fred. Mars and Rhea Silvia in Roman art, 2012.
    • found: Britannica online, March 21, 2017:Mars (Mars; Roman god; alternative title: Mars Ultor; Mars, ancient Roman deity, in importance second only to Jupiter; by historical times he had developed into a god of war; in Roman literature he was protector of Rome) Ares (Ares, in Greek religion, god of war or, more properly, the spirit of battle. Unlike his Roman counterpart, Mars, he was never very popular, and his worship was not extensive in Greece)
    • found: Godchecker website, March 21, 2017(Mars; Roman war god; When the Romans re-vamped the Greek Gods to fit in with their Planet Suite, Ares was upgraded to Mars. He now became the father of Romulus and Remus via a vestal virgin named Rhea-Silvia) - http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/roman-mythology.php?deity=MARS
    • found: Myths encyclopedia website, March 21, 2017(Mars was a major Roman deity, second only to Jupiter in the Roman pantheon. He began as a protector of agriculture but later became the god of war, honored throughout the realm of the conquering Romans. The Romans admired Greek culture and absorbed Greek deities into their own. They came to identify their own war god, Mars, with the Greek war god, Ares, but Mars was a more dignified and popular figure; Mars's high place of honor in the Roman pantheon comes in part from his role as an ancestor of Rome. According to the story of the founding of Rome, Mars was the father of Romulus and Remus, twin boys born to a human priestess and raised by a wolf. Romulus later founded the city of Rome, and the Romans believed that Romulus's divine father would come to their aid in times of crisis or disaster) - http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Le-Me/Mars.html
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica website, March 21, 2017(Mars; The god of war, and one of the most prominent and worshipped gods. In early Roman history he was a god of spring, growth in nature, and fertility, and the protector of cattle. Mars is also mentioned as a chthonic god (earth-god) and this could explain why he became a god of death and finally a god of war. He is the son of Jupiter and Juno; His Greek equivalent is the god Ares) - http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/mars.html
    • found: Wikidata, March 21, 2017(Mars; Roman god of war, and guardian of agriculture; names in other languages: Marte; مارس = Mڶaris or Mڶars; Марс = Mars; Meurzh; Mart; Μαρς = Mars; Marso; מרס = Mars; マールス = MЅarusu; 마르스 = MarІusІu; Meurth; Marsas; Marss; Marti; 玛尔斯 = Ma'ersi) - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q112
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    • 2017-03-21: new
    • 2017-06-08: revised
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