Ares

By: Zenia Amrolia

Ares is the God of War

  • "Ares is the mighty but hated man-slaying god of war and warriors." (Parada 1).
  • He is accompanied in fight by his two "sons", Phobus and Demios. (Terror and Fear)
  • Other names for Ares include: "Savior of Cities", "Defense of Olympus", "Father of Victory", and "Leader of Righteous Men".

Family

  • Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera
  • Phobos and Deimos, (Terror and Fear) are sometimes portrayed as his sons
  • "Father of Harmonia, the goddess of harmony, and of two Amazonian queens" (LindeMans 1).
  • Attended by the goddesses Eris and Enyo (Strife and Horror)

Symbols That Ares is Associated With:

The Trojan War

  • "During the Trojan War, Ares fought alongside the Trojans" (and against the Greeks). (Jordan 18).
  • He did this in show of support for his lover Aphrodite.
  • Accompanying him in battle were Phobos and Deimos.

Citations

Works Cited

The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts, and Helicon Publishing. “Ares (Greek Deity).” The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts (2004): n. pag. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 9 Nov. 2014. <http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SKS0749-0-228&artno=0000066470&type=ART&shfilter=U&key=Ares%20Greek%20god&title=Ares&res=Y&ren=N&gov=N&lnk=N&ic=N>.

Jordan, Micheal. Encyclopedia of the Gods. N.p.: Facts on File Incorporated, 1993. Print.

Lindemans, Micha F. “Ares.” Encyclopedia Mythica. Encyclopedia Mythica, 1997. Web. 9 Nov. 2014. <http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/greek/articles.html>.

Parada, Carlos. “Ares.” Greek Mythology Link. Greek Mythology Link, 1997. Web. 9 Nov. 2014. <http://www.maicar.com/GML/Ares.htm l>.