Handicraft Model Historical Mars – Ares
A God of War
Divinity Mars was an important Roman tutelary goddess. Originally he used to be the peaceful God of Agriculture, over the years he evolved into the martial character of a God of War and escorted troops in their next battle. Mars was filled with furious as well as with peaceful and gentle features. Divinity Mars was in charge of health, fertility and richness, but even of devastation and misery. Month of March was named after him, and also he is Romulus‘s and Remus’s father. Before leaving for an important campaign or fight, Roman legionaries visited him in his own temple to offer him up many sacrifices.
A Revered God of Spring and the Sun
With the help of Divinity Mars the Romans could win the palm for heaps of times and, moreover, this patron protected the Roman Empire. He is always portrayed as a warrior, wearing a helmet with the typical imposing crest, with cuirass, targe, and lance. Any March many festivals were held in honour of divinity Mars. On the Campus Martius, which was named after him, the Roman Army hosted numerous congregations. Later on, when developing to a God of War, Mars was conformed to the Greek God Ares. Wolf, hawk, and laurel leaf are Mars’s main features. He has these attributes in common with divinity Apollo.
- pattern of solid cardboard
- diverse sheets of ca. 30 x 21 cm
- height of the figures ca. 9 to 13 cm
- excellent print quality
- plain instruction
- age group: 6+
Passionately and Cruel
Divinity Mars‘s surname was „Avenger“. He was thus named in memory of Caesar’s murderers’ defeat. According to legend, Mars allured the Goddess Venus, and subsequently, his son Cupid came into the world. Divinity Mars is said to have murdered Neptune’s son, whereupon he had to answer to other gods.
An Important Ancient God
Teach your pupils a piece of Roman history and tickle their fancy with the help of Mars! Surely your class will be delighted with this craft idea suitable for children!
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