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dVerse — haibun — War Child

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“Juno and Flora” by Bon Boullogne

Some say that Mars was the son of Jupiter and Juno, but when Jupiter decided to “usurp the mother function” by giving birth to Minerva directly from his forehead, Juno needed a balancing response. She consulted the Goddess Flora; Flora obtained a magic flower by plucking it ritually, then impregnated Juno by touching her belly. Juno left town for the shore of Marmara and gave birth to her baby boy, Mars, on March first. Matronalia is celebrated by married women in honor of Juno as the Goddess of Childbirth on that day.

Males steal even birth act
Mother’s wrongs don’t make things right –
Spring baby starts war

 

 

Info gathered from wiki on Mars.

Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse.  Frank says:
Whether it’s the God of War or the Red Planet, write your haibun that alludes to Mars.

30 thoughts on “dVerse — haibun — War Child

  1. Wow! Thank you for the mythological background, Jade. I agree with Glenn about migraines feeling like you’re giving birth through your forehead. The final thought is powerful – a baby starting a war – I wonder if that crops up in other mythologies. There are many myths and legends involving magic flowers – perhaps something to explore in a future prompt.

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    1. Thank you, glad you found it interesting. I was surprised by it, but with the gods you just never know… Jethro Tull has put out a lot of good tunes. There is a certain atmosphere they create with their music.

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