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.
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