MarsRoman god of war Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon
Mars was the son of Juno. He was often identified with the Greed god Ares. Mars was one of the few gods to which a bull could be sacrifices. A special priest was appointed to the worship of Mars, the Flamen Martialis.
The month of March is named after Mars. In the early Roman calendar this was the first month of the year and marked the start of the war season.
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The pictures above are taken in the following locations:
- Augustus - Roman Emperor (27 BCE-14 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Capitoline Triad - The union of the three most important Roman deities (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Julius Caesar - Roman patrician, politician, writer, reformator, general, dictator and god (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Juno - Ancient goddess of etruscan origin (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Minerva - Goddess of crafts and trade guilds -- and war (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Temple of Mars Ultor (Forum of Augustus, Rome, Italy)
- Flamines - The flamines were the most important Roman priests (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Mithras - Persian god of Zoroastrian origin (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Portico of the Dei Consentes - A sanctuary for twelve gods and goddesses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Regia - The house of the Roman kings and later the Pontifex Maximus (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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