(Greek mythology) is best known as the God of War. Known to the Romans
as Mars, he was one of the Olympians - the gods of the highest order of
Olympus. Ares is sometimes shown in art as both young and old, but he
always carried a spear and wore a helmet - perpetually ready for battle.
Ares was not the only god of war in Greek mythology. Athena, another
Olympian, was also a god of war, but in a very different context. Athena
represented the strategic, organized, and victorious side of battle
while Ares represented the opposite - bloodlust, courage, and ferocity.
Both were thought to be equally important in battle, and warriors would
pray for their favor. It is said that Ares would even accepted human
sacrifices in order to gain his assistance. Ares of Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology Ares often had a quick temper and was prone to
jealous outbursts. He lusted after Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and
eventually lost her to Adonis, the most beautiful man in the world. Not
accepting defeat (as a god of war shouldn't I suppose), he turned
himself into a boar and killed Adonis.
Ares (Greek mythology)
was also father to the famous Amazon women of the Doiantian Plain. These
hardy warrior women were some of the most brutal warriors in all of
mythology. Ironically, their mother was Harmonia, the goddess of harmony
and concord. I guess they took after their father.
mythology, Ares is probably best known as the title "villain" in the hit
video game series "God of War". Many people confuse the central
character in the series, Kratos, as the god of war, yet Kratos, the
character from the game is actually a variation on Kratos, the God of