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in Roman religion and mythology, god of war. In early Roman times he was a god of agriculture, but in later religion (when he was identified with the Greek Ares) he was primarily associated with war.
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Bellona, asteroid 28 (the 28th asteroid to be discovered, on March 1, 1854), is approximately 124 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.6 years. It was named after the Roman goddess of war, who some myths say was the wife of Mars; other accounts maintain that she was his sister. The goddess did not have a developed mythology of her own. The asteroid Bellona may be delineated in somewhat the same way as Mars. Its prominence in a natal chart indicates an energetic, assertive person. When inharmoniously aspected, Bellona may show a bellicose personality.


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Mars’s charioteer and sister. [Rom. Myth.: Leach, 135]
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