Mars (Roman mythology)

   Mars, the Roman god of war, whence such expressions as martial, or warlike, and a follower of Mars, or soldier. He was regarded also as a patron of husbandry. In art Mars is represented as a powerful, eager youth, with helmet, spear, and shield, ready for conquest. The great parade ground in Rome was called the Campus Martius, or Field of Mars. Mars is the Greek Ares.