Ares

Name: Ares

Watches over: Warfare and Manly Virtues

Resides in: Thrace, Mount Olympus, Macedonia, and Sparta

Symbol: Spear, Helmet, Dog, Chariot, Boar

Offspring of: Zeus and Hera

Consort: Aphrodite (through an affair)

Sibling of: Hebe, Hephaestus, Enyo, Athena (half-sister), Heracles, and Eileithyia

Children:  Eros, Anteros, Phobos, Deimos, Phlegyas, Harmonia, and Adrestia

Kratos the God of War? I think not. Ares was the actual Greek God of Warfare and a badass one at that. Ares is apparently an ancient abstract noun meaning “throng of battle”, or “war”. You may notice some similarities between Athena and Ares. Athena was also the goddess of warfare and the two passionately hated each other. The reasoning behind this was that while Athena was interested in the strategic aspects of war, Ares believed that war should be approached through the courage of the moment. A famous myth of Ares was when the God of War was imprisoned. Captured by the Aloadae Giants, Ephialtes and Otos, he was chained in bonds that were too strong for him and he laid in a bronze urn for a year, screaming and howling. The stepmother of Ephialtes and Otos, Eeriboia, discreetly informed Hermes what had happened to Ares, and he was rescued by Hermes.

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Ares

Name: Ares

Watches over: Warfare and Manly Virtues

Resides in: Thrace, Mount Olympus, Macedonia, and Sparta

Symbol: Spear, Helmet, Dog, Chariot, Boar

Offspring of: Zeus and Hera

Consort: Aphrodite (through an affair)

Sibling of: Hebe, Hephaestus, Enyo, Athena (half-sister), Heracles, and Eileithyia

Children:  Eros, Anteros, Phobos, Deimos, Phlegyas, Harmonia, and Adrestia

Kratos the God of War? I think not. Ares was the actual Greek God of Warfare and a badass one at that. Ares is apparently an ancient abstract noun meaning “throng of battle”, or “war”. You may notice some similarities between Athena and Ares. Athena was also the goddess of warfare and the two passionately hated each other. The reasoning behind this was that while Athena was interested in the strategic aspects of war, Ares believed that war should be approached through the courage of the moment. A famous myth of Ares was when the God of War was imprisoned. Captured by the Aloadae Giants, Ephialtes and Otos, he was chained in bonds that were too strong for him and he laid in a bronze urn for a year, screaming and howling. The stepmother of Ephialtes and Otos, Eeriboia, discreetly informed Hermes what had happened to Ares, and he was rescued by Hermes.

Requested by: dimzg

3 years ago
#God #gods #mythology #myths #Ares #God of War