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(god of war)


Roman name: Mars
Parents Zeus and Hera
Siblings: Hephaestus, Hebe, Eileithyia

Ares was the god of war. He was known for his thirst for battle and blood. Athena was a goddess of war, but preferred peace if possible. She would support war when it was over issues of justice. Ares, on the other hand, was not concerned with justice. He loved the thrill of battle. Ares lived among the people of Thrace, who were known for their constant wars and battles between tribes.

Ares was seen often accompanied by four other deities. The four deities were Diemos, the personification of fear; Enyo, goddess of battle; Eris, the personification of discord; and Phobos, the personification of terror. Ares, along with his companions, escalated the ferocity of battle.

Even though he was strong and a great warrior, Ares lacked cunning, strategy, and moral decency. In several battles, Areas was forced off the battlefields by humans who wanted to make peace. He was not well liked either by humans or by the gods. Even his mother and father disliked him.

Affairs of Ares

Aphrodite (click here for more details)
offspring: Deimos (personification of fear)
Phobos (personification of terror)
                Anteros (god of passions)
Possibly Eros (some stories have him present at creation)


Offspring: Alcippe


Offspring: Phlegyus


Offsping: Dionedes (became King of Thrace)


Offspring: Evenus (became King of Aetolia)
                 Thestius (became King of Aetolia after Evenus)

Offspring: Oenomaus (becomes King of Pisa)

Otrere (Queen of the Amazons)
Offspring: Piethesiles (Became Queen of the Amazons after her mother)


Offspring: Oxylus


Offspring: Cycnus



Mars, God of War by Velazque Diego Rodriguea de Silvay - Museo del Prado, Madrid


Major Gods and Goddesses

 Aphrodite |  Apollo | Ares |  Artemis | AthenaDemeter | Dionysus
    Hades | Hephaestus |  Hera | Hermes |  Hestia |  Poseidon |  Zeus  


Achilles | Aeneas | Diomedes | Hector | Hercules | Jason | Odysseus | Perseus | Theseus

Introduction  | Creation Story |  Olympians VS. Titans  |  Creation of Man | 
  Revolt of Giants  | Abduction of Persephone  |  The Underworld
   Visitors to Underworld  | Amzon Warriors  | Ares vs. Athena | Daedalus and Icarus
Echo and Narcissus | Judgement of Paris  |  Perseus and AndromedaTrojan War

Original Sources of Greek-Roman Mythology