Giant Mars

Mars represents the high Roman war god and was rediscovered in the Renaissance. Valentyn Vander Lantscroon, the artist of Mechlin, sculpted the giant in 1648. He has given Mars a sword and a pseudo-Roman helmet with a winged dragon on top. His head is wood-painted. He is the smallest of the 3 giants with his 3,70 m height and weighs 79 kg. Mars is the giant of the guild of the Arquebusiers.
Where do you have the opportunity to see a real war god dance? Only in Dendermonde...

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