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.