Ares

Greek God of War

Main Facts

Ares was one of the twelve Olympian gods. He lived on Mount Olympus. His Roman name is Mars. He was the god of war. His symbols are mostly known as a spear, helmet, chariot, dog, boar, flaming torch, and a vulture, which was his sacred bird. Ares was the son of Hera and Zeus. He was not very well liked. His own father, mother, and sister (Athena) didn't like him. Other gods considered him as a troublemaker. He took pleasure in watching people fight in battle. He killed many people in different myths and legends.

Myths and Powers

Ares had the ability to change form. As said in the myth, he changed form into a boar and killed Adonis. In some legends, it is said that he has a twin sister, Eris, and they were born when Hera touched a flower.

Just like his father, Ares has been mentioned to have been in several affairs. One of the affairs involved Aphrodite.

His throne is said to be covered in human skin.

In another myth, Ares disobeys his father and jumps onto the battlefield when his son is killed during the Trojan War.

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Works CIted

"Ares: Greek God of War." Ares: Greek God of War. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.


"The Myths of Ares, God of War and Warfare." The Myths of Ares, God of War and Warfare. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.