God of war
|Abode||Mount Olympus, Thrace, Macedonia, Thebes, Sparta & Mani|
|Symbols||Sword, spear, shield, helmet, chariot, flaming torch, dog, boar, vulture|
|Consort||Aphrodite and various others|
|Children||Erotes (Eros and Anteros), Phobos, Deimos, Phlegyas, Harmonia, Enyalios, Thrax, Oenomaus, Amazons and Adrestia|
|Parents||Zeus and Hera|
|Siblings||Aeacus, Angelos, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Ersa, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Heracles, Hermes, Minos, Pandia, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, the Graces, the Horae, the Litae, the Muses, the Moirai|
Ares is a god in Greek mythology. He is the god of savage war and bloodlust, and represents the untamed, wild aspects of conflict. He is one of the Twelve Olympians. His parents are Zeus and Hera. He had a twin sister called Eris. Neither parent liked him. He is considered murderous and bloody. In the Trojan War, he fought on the side of the Trojans. He had six children with Aphrodite. His homeland is Thrace.
Etymology[change | change source]
Ares' name is believed to be derived from the Greek word ἀρή (arē), the Ionic form of the Doric ἀρά (ara), which translates to "bane" or "ruin".
Related pages[change | change source]
- Maris - Etruscan mythology version of Ares
- Tyr - Norse mythology version of Ares
- Mars - Roman mythology version of Ares
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Template:OEtymD
- ↑ ἀρή, Georg Autenrieth, A Homeric Dictionary. ἀρή. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at Perseus Project.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Theoi Project, Ares information on Ares from classical literature, images from Greek and Roman art.
- Greek Mythology Link, Ares Archived 2002-02-02 at the Wayback Machine summary of Ares in myth