Adonis goes hunting in the forest.

There, he is stalked by God Mars, the former lover of Venus who is deathly jealous of him because Venus abandoned him for the shake of Adonis.

Inside the dense forest, Mars is disguised into a wild boar, attacks Adonis and kills him.

Venus rushes to the crime scene but it is too late to save him.
She holds him in her arms and sprinkles nectar into his wounds.

From the mixture of nectar and Adonis’ blood there was created a flower, Anemone.