Friday, March 01, 2013

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March--The Month of Mars
This month, originally the first in the year, is named after Mars, the God of War. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, the king and queen of the gods, and was generally represented in a shining suit of armour, with a plumed helmet on his head, a spear in one hand, and a shield in the other. His chariot was driven by the Goddess of War, Bellona, who also watched over his safety in battle; for the gods often took part in the battles which were constantly raging on the earth. During the great fight between the gods and the giants to decide who was to rule the world, Mars was captured by two of the giants, who bound him with iron chains and kept watch over him day and night. After over a year of captivity he was freed by the clever god Mercury, who succeeded in loosening the chains so silently that the giants heard no sound. Mars also took part in the Trojan War, when he was acttually wounded...

sounds of the morning...
sweeping brooms and chat
filling a silence

--gillena cox

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4 Comments:

Blogger Bill said...

sickbed –
just outside my door
the sounds of life

10:48 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Bill, get will soon

much love...




1:24 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

You are so extraordinary...

7:47 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Humble bow Lorraine; thank you for dropping in


much love...

10:06 AM  

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