“A Portrait of a Man as the God Mars” by Peter Paul Rubens

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Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

From The Planet Mars by E.M. Antoniadi

"The Greeks called it Ares (Mars), 4 name of the God of War, and 
apparently it was also known sometimes as Hercules.* Moreover, it 
was regarded as fiery 8 and impetuous. 1 Proclus Diadochus called it 
'celestial fire', and added that it symbolised fire."

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