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Mars was know for the god of war and a agriculture guardian,and was a combination of characteristics of early Rome.Mars was second to importance of the military gods because Jupiter was the most important as a military god.Most of the festivals for him were held in march because that was the month named for him and also in October and which began the season for military campaigning and the end of the season for farming.Under the Greek influence mars was identified as the Greek god ares,whose myths were reinterpreted in roman literature and art under the name of mars.