Good God!

March 1st, 2017

Meet the Gods: Mars


(Image by Samantha Sullivan)

Merry meet.

In Roman mythology, Mars is the god of war; he was the most prominent of the Roman’s military gods and the most important god in the pantheon after Jupiter, the supreme god. Most of his festivals – featuring with chariot races and animal sacrifices – were held in March, the month named for him. His priests would honor him by dancing – clad in full armor – at the site of his altar in the Field of Mars, a floodplain of the Tiber River, that was also home to the temple of Apollo. More festivals were held to honor Mars in October.

Mars was represented as an armed warrior with a spear and a shield, Sources say he regarded the wolf and the woodpecker as sacred.

His Greek equivalent is Ares.

In early Roman times he was a god of agriculture.

Mars was the father of Romulus, said to be the founder of the Roman nation, and Remus; their mother was Rhea Silvia. Venus, with whom Mars had a love affair, was the divine mother of Aeneas, a Trojan refugee credited with founding Rome generations before Romulus erected the city’s walls. That love affair appealed to poets and philosophers, and the couple was frequently found in art.

Mars was also associated with Bellona, the Roman goddess of war.

As the god of war, Mars could be associated with bloodshed. Blood, along with soil on the planet Mars are both red because they are rich in iron. In Roman mythology, Mars’ chariot was pulled by two horses: Phobos (fear) and Deimos (terror or panic). When American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered that Mars had two small moons, he named them after the two mythical horses.

According to, astrologically, Mars is associated with confidence and self assertion, aggression, sexuality, energy, strength, ambition, and impulsiveness. Mars governs sports, competitions and physical activities in general. It is ruled by fire in Chinese astrology, making it passionate, energetic and adventurous. In Indian astrology, Mars is called Mangala and represents energy, confidence and ego.

In addition to Mars being associated with the color red, it is also associated with the tower card in tarot decks, the horse, the bear and the wolf, per Witchipedia.

In magic, Mars’ energy can be called on when dealing with battles, when feeling attacked, or when courage or strength are needed. Its energy lends itself to sexual potency, lust and passion, but not to love and loyalty.

Merry part. And merry meet again.

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