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God of War
Bronzetti etrusco-romani, laran (ares-marte) 05.JPG
A statuette of the god Laran, depicted with traditional armour and a helmet.
Consort Turan
Greek equivalent Ares
Roman equivalent Mars

In Etruscan mythology, Laran was the god of war. In art, he was portrayed as a naked youth wearing a helmet and carrying a spear. As with numerous gods of war, Laran is associated with fire and the sun. However, among his attributes is his responsibility to maintain peace.[1] Laran's consort was Turan, goddess of love and fertility, who was equated with the Latin Venus. Laran was the Etruscan equivalent of the Greek Ares and the Roman Mars.[2]

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  1. ^ Drew, A.J. (2003). God/Goddess: Exploring and Celebrating the Two Sides of Wiccan Deity. Career Press. p. 210. ISBN 1564146928.
  2. ^ Simon, Erika; Thomson de Grummond, Nancy (2006). The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press. p. 58. ISBN 0292782330.