The Crescent Mars Picture

The Mars symbol (♂) is a depiction of a circle with an arrow emerging from it, pointing at at angle to the upper right. In old manuscripts, it is usually interpreted as the shield and spear from the war god Mars/Ares. It is used in many fields as a representation of things historically associated with the mythological figure. These include:

In science:

The male gender
The planet Mars
The chemical element iron

In mythology:

The Roman god Mars or the Greek god Ares

In vehicles:

Part of the logo for Volvo automobiles

In other uses:

The male connector in a pair of mating connectors or fasteners

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I'm both a Man and my Astrological Planet is that of Mars... AND I'm gay so triple whammy with this symbol!
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