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For his Greek alter-ego, see Ares.


"Surrender your prisoner in the name of Ares, the god of war!"
"Mars is the Roman god of war, Jefferson."
Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein[src]


Mars is the Roman god of war.

Biography

On Earth-1, in the ancient past, the Greeks worshipped Ares as the god of war. The Romans then based their god Mars on Ares.

Time-traveling in 49 BC, Jefferson Jackson impersonated Ares while attacking Julius Caesar's forces, who were Romans, before Martin Stein corrected him that Mars was the Roman god of war.[1]

On Earth-38, at some point, the fourth planet closest to the sun was named after Mars, the Roman god of war.[2]

Appearances

Supergirl

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Behind the scenes

  • In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Mars was the god of war and an agricultural guardian. Second in importance only to Jupiter, he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. He was also indeed based on Ares.
  • In the DC comics, there are several versions of Mars, some of which co-exist with Ares, who also uses "Mars" as his alias.

References

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