Alala, (Ἀλαλά), was the female personification of the war cry in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Polemos. Her name, ironically "dumb, mute, speechless" (from the Greek ἄλαλος, alalos), she was an attendant of the war god Ares and the daughter of Polemos, the daemon of War. In Greek mythology, Ares' war cry was her name, "Alale alala". Greek soldiers adopted this and would cry out her name as their battle cry. It is reputedly the term derived from the horrific sound owls make.