21 March

21 March The Spring Equinox celebrates the balance of light and dark that favors the abundance of spring. The Flower Maiden, or the God of Love (Oengus in the Irish tradition, or the Blue God of Feri) returns from the Underworld to spread a blanket of beauty across the world. http://www.tejasweb.org/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=3 The Indian war-god of the Epic period, Skanda, identified with the planet Mars, was also known by the epithet of Kumara, which connotes a "youth."1 To be more precise, the word kumara signifies a youth whose sacred lock of hair is yet unshorn.2 This conception forms a striking parallel to the Greek kouros, signifying a youth or juvenile not yet of the age of puberty, but specifically a youth whose hair is yet unshorn.3 Apollo, of course, was the Classical ideal of the kouros, and Greek representations of the god generally reflect his youthful appearance.4 The same imagery surrounds the Egyptian war-god Horus. http://www.maverickscience.com/indra.pdf