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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, honoured throughout the realm of the conquering Romans.
According to legend, Juno, the queen of the gods, gave birth to Mars after being touched by a magic plant. He was originally associated with vegetation and fertility. As the Romans became increasingly warlike, Mars gradually developed into a god of war, but he never lost his connection with agriculture and the plant world entirely.
The Romans honoured him with festivals in his month, March, a time of the year when new growth began in the fields and military campaigns resumed after a winter break.
Mars is portrayed as a warrior in full battle armour, wearing a crested helmet and bearing a shield. His sacred animals are the wolf and the woodpecker, and he is accompanied by Fuga and Timor, the personifications of flight and fear.