Information on the God Ares

By: Scott Harold

History, Family and Favours of Ares

  • Ares was the great Olympian God of war, battlelust, civil order and manly courage. In Greek art he was depicted as either a mature, bearded warrior, or a nude beardless youth with helm and spear. Because of his lack of distinctive attributes it is difficult to identify him in classical art.
  • Ares is represented as the son of Zeus and Hera. Ares was father of the warlike God Nike. Ares has many allies such as Diomedes, a king of Bistonia in Thrake who was given a herd of man-eating mares.
  • Aeetes, a warlike king of Kolkhis who earned Ares favor with his devotion and was rewarded with a Drakon to guard the god's sacred grove and it's treasure, the Golden Fleece.
Greek Gods: Ares
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