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Ares villa Hadriana.jpg
Statue of Ares from Hadrian's Villa
God of war
Abode Mount Olympus, Thrace, Macedonia
Symbol(s) Sword, spear, shield, helmet, chariot, dog, boar, vulture
Consort Aphrodite and various others
Parents Zeus and Hera
Siblings Aeacus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Herakles, Hermes, Minos, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, the Graces, the Horae, the Muses, the Moirai
Children Eros, Anteros, Cycnus, Phobos, Deimos, Phlegyas, Harmonia, Enyalios, Oenomaus, Otrera, Hippolyta, Antiope, Penthesilea and Adrestia

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".[1][2]

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  1. Template:OEtymD
  2. ἀρή, Georg Autenrieth, A Homeric Dictionary. ἀρή. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at Perseus Project.

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