Folklore of the month of March
March is named after the Roman God of War, Mars, as is the Red Planet.
The old Dutch name for it was Lent-maand; the old Saxon name was Hreth-monath (rough-month, from its boisterous winds, or some say from Hertha, or Nerthus, Earth Mother goddess), subsequently changed to Length-monath (lengthening-month); it was also called Hlyd-monath (boisterous month). In the French Revolutionary Calendar it was Ventôse (windy month, February 19 to March 20) ...
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