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March Wallpaper by endosage March Wallpaper by endosage
Enjoy the month of Mars!

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The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars or Ares, the Greek god of war. In Rome, where the climate is Mediterranean, March was the first month of spring, a logical point for the beginning of the year as well as the start of the military campaign season. January became the first month of the calendar year either under King Numa Pompilius (c. 713 BC) or under the Decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers differ). The numbered year began on March 1 in Russia until the end of the 15th century. Great Britain and its colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, which was when they ultimately adopted the Gregorian calendar. Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.

In Finnish, the month is called maaliskuu, which is believed to originate from maallinen kuu, meaning earthy month, because during maaliskuu, earth finally becomes visible under the snow (other etymological theories have however been put forward). In Ukrainian, the month is called березень, meaning birch tree. Historical names for March include the Saxon Lentmonat, named after the March equinox and gradual lengthening of days, and the eventual namesake of Lent. Saxons also called March Rhed-monat or Hreth-monath (deriving from their goddess Rhedam/Hreth), and Angles called it Hyld-monath. In Slovene, the traditional name is sušec, meaning the month when the earth becomes dry enough so that it is possible to cultivate it. The name was first written in 1466 in the Škofja Loka manuscript. Other names were used too, for example brezen and breznik, "the month of birches".[1] The Turkish word Mart is given after the name of Mars the god. - Wikipedia
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zaccool14 May 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so nice view
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zaccool14 May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so nice view
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Sergio380 Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconlordofintrigue:
great work. brings to mind many things. the colors were well chosen and I really like the wonderful explanation.(sorry for lateness of my comment, perhaps in May I will be able to comment on work from the current month!)
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:iconnajeebah-k:
The rich darkness engulfs the mind... i love it!
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WhiteKnight0014 Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW ITS MIND BOGGLING!!!!!!!!!
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Titan303 Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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