Thursday, June 03, 2010

Festival to Bellona, Roman goddess of war

From Platner (1929) tells us that Bellona (seen here as portrayed by Rembrandt) was a goddess who probably represented that characteristic of Mars, the Roman war god, which was displayed in the fierceness of battle frenzy.

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

In Greek mythology, Enyo ('horror') was an ancient goddess known by the epithet 'Waster of Cities' and frequently depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons of war. She was frequently portrayed as a companion of Ares, the chief god of war, and has been variously said to be his mother or sister. She was occasionally said to be one of the Graeae ...

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