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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.
According to some sources, Mars is the father of Romulus and Remus by the Vestal Ilia (Rhea Silvia).
Mars is portrayed as a warrior in full battle armor, wearing a crested helmet and bearing a shield.
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 Mars (mythology) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Mars (mythology)
In Roman mythology, the god of war (Mars Gradivus), depicted as a fearless warrior.
His name was given to a military exercise ground, the Campus Martius, where an annual horse racing festival was held on 14 Mar in his honour.
Mars was also a god of agriculture, and protector of cattle.
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 Mars (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Mars (mythology), in Roman mythology, god of war.
One of the most important Roman deities, Mars was regarded as the father of the Roman people because he was the father of Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome.
Although his original nature and functions are obscure, Mars was identified by the Romans with the Greek god of war, Ares.
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Mars was Roman god of war, the son of Juno and a magical flower (or Jupiter).
In his warlike aspect, Mars was offered sacrifices before combat and was said to appear on the battlefield accompanied by Bellona, a warrior goddess variously identified as his wife, sister or daughter or cousin.
Mars, unlike his Greek counterpart, Ares, was more widely worshipped than any of the other Roman gods, probably because his sons Romulus and Remus were said to have founded Rome; the Romans called themselves sons of Mars.
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 Mars Mythology
Mars was the son of Juno and a magical flower and initially was the Roman god of fertility and vegetation but later became associated with battle.
Mars unlike his Greek counterpart, Ares, was more widely worshipped than any of the other Roman gods, probably because his sons Romulus and Remus were said to have founded Rome.
Mars is often depicted as a god with a red body exemplifying the natural color of the astronomical body in the sky.
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 Mars (planet) - guideofcasinos.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mars has only a quarter the surface area of the Earth and only one-tenth the mass (though its surface area is approximately equal to that of the Earth's dry land because Mars lacks oceans).
The atmosphere on Mars is 95 percent carbon dioxide, 3 percent nitrogen, 1.6 percent argon, and traces of oxygen and water.
The datum for Mars is defined by the fourth-degree and fourth-order spherical harmonic gravity field, with the zero altitude defined by the 610.5 Pa (6.105 mbar) atmospheric pressure surface (approximately 0.6% of Earth's) at a temperature of 273.16 K. This pressure and temperature correspond to the triple point of water.
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 The Mythology of Mars
The Romans ranked Mars second only to Jupiter and revered him as the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city of Rome, for which he was considered the patriarch.
The destructive force of Mars is evident as it surfaces in the consciousness bringing with it all the negative forces of the inner demons which can cause quarrels, strife, and warfare.
The Mars archetype of the male corresponds to the Venus archetype of the female.
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 Mars
The southern hemisphere of Mars is predominantly ancient cratered highlands somewhat similar to the Moon.
Mars' thin atmosphere produces a greenhouse effect but it is only enough to raise the surface temperature by 5 degrees (K); much less than what we see on Venus and Earth.
Mars is a difficult but rewarding target for an amateur telescope though only for the three or four months each martian year when it is closest to Earth.
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 Mars (disambiguation)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sailor Mars, is the codename of Rei Hino in the Sailor Moon franchise
Mars is also a common slang term used to refer to the city of Marseille, in France, as popularised by the French hip hop group IAM
Mars' Hill is an obsolete translation, used for instance in the Authorised Version of the Acts of the Apostles, for the Areopagus (Hill of Ares) in Athens
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