ARES

GOD OF WAR

BASIC INFORMATION

  • God of War and Battle
  • Name means "destroyer" or "avenger"
  • Is also the Roman god Mars
  • Patron of warriors
  • Is accompanied by his sons Phobos (god of fear) and Diemos (god of terror), the goddesses Eris (discord) and Enyo (warfare), and the Erinyes, the avenging spirits
  • Not well liked by other gods, goddesses, and humans because he is cruel and very violent

FAMILY

  • Parents are Zeus and Hera
  • Had two sons, Phobos and Diemos, and a daughter, Harmonia, with the goddess Aphrodite
  • Had many other kids including Romulus, the founder of Rome; Oenomaus, the king of Pisa; and Penthesileia and Hippolyte, two Amazonian queens
  • The picture is of Ares's sons Phobos and Diemos

STORIES OF ARES

ARES AND APHRODITE

Ares and Aphrodite were having an affair. Helios, the god of the sun, found out and told Aphrodite's husband Hephaestus about it. Hephaestus created a lovers net and trapped Ares and Aphrodite in it. Hephaestus left them hanging in the net for all the other Olympians to see.

OTUS AND EPHIALTES

Otus and Ephialtes were the twin giant sons of Poseidon. They captured Ares and imprisoned him in a bronze jar for thirteen months. Ares was eventually rescued by the god Hermes.

Symbols

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SERPENT

WORKS CITED

WEBSITE 1

Lindemans, Micha F. "Ares." Encyclopedia Mythica. Encyclopedia Mythica, 3 Dec. 2005. Web. 5 Nov. 2014. <http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/greek/articles.html>.

WEBSITE 2

Parada, Carlos. "Ares." Greek Mythology Link. Greek Mythology Link, 1 Jan. 1997. Web. 7 Nov. 2014. <http://www.maicar.com/GML/Ares.html>.

PRINT SOURCE

Senior, Michael. "Ares." The Illustrated Who’s Who in Mythology. New York: Macmillan, 1985. Print.

DATABASE

Hansen, William. "Ares." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 5 Nov. 2014. <http://ancienthistory.abc-clio.com/Ares>.