Ares and the giant Mimon, Athenian red-figure kylix C5th B.C., Antikensammlung Berlin ARES was the Olympian god of war, battlelust and manliness. This page presents general myths featuring the god including his birth, role in the Titan and Giant Wars, capture by the Aloadai twins, and conflicts with the hero Herakles.
Ares is a war god and god of violence in Greek mythology. He was not well-liked or trusted by the ancient Greeks and there are few tales in which he plays a major role. Cults of Ares are found mainly in Crete and the Peloponnese where the militaristic Spartans honored him.
Ares’ worship was largely in the northern areas of Greece, and, although devoid of the social, moral, and theological associations usual with major deities, his cult had many interesting local features.
Ares had a sister named Eris, who was the Goddess of Discord. Hebe, another sister of his, was the Goddess of Youth. Ares rarely figures into mythology stories, but when he does, he usually suffers some form of humiliation. Ares was associated with two other war deities: Enyalius and Enyo.
ARES By ALYANA ARES CLICK TO ENLARGE: ARES PAGE ONE. Ares was the God of War born in Thrace, and the son of Zeus and Hera, both of whom, according to the ancient poet Homer, detested him.
The counterpart of Ares among the Roman gods is Mars, who as a father of the Roman people was given a more important and dignified place in ancient Roman religion as a guardian deity. During the Hellenization of Latin literature, the myths of Ares were reinterpreted by Roman writers under the name of Mars.
Ares was a son of Zeus and Hera, King and Queen of the Gods, and brother of the goddesses Eileithyia and Hebe. His half-brothers and sisters included Athena, Aphrodite, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysos and Hephaistos.
The Myth of Ares, the God of War The story of Ares, the God of War is featured in the book entitled Greek Gods, Heroes and Men by Caroline H. Harding and Samuel B. Harding, published in 1906 by Scott, Foresman and Company.
The myth of Aphrodite and Adonis is one of the most popular Greek myths, since it is directly associated with love and Eros. Not even Gods and deities could escape the powerful arrows of God Eros and fell in love with mortals with catastrophic results.
Hephaestus was the Olympian god of fire and metallurgy. According to legend, he was a skilled craftsman who created exquisite works of art and weapons for the other gods, and he even constructed the ...