Essay Ares : The God Of Wine And Revelry

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Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera and the god of war. He was a violent god that enjoyed the chaos and bloodshed of war. He was one of the most disliked gods, even by his own parents. Ares lacked morals and unlike Athena, was more interested in destruction instead of the strategy and justice of war. He is often pictured in armor, with a shield and sword/spear and was known for his fearsome war cry. Ares often lost battles because he was always easily outwitted, but that didn’t stop this wild god. Ares wasn’t a complete loner and had many lovers including Aphrodite.
Dionysus was the god of wine and revelry, basically the ultimate party god. He was the son of Zeus and Semele. Hera sought revenge on Dionysus, since she failed to prevent his birth, and when she eventually found him drove him mad for years until he was cured by Cybele. Those who dissatisfied Dionysus were driven mad as punishment but overall he was an admirable god. Dionysus created his own cult and threw Dionysian festivals where his followers became one with the god. His rituals celebrated wine, which he believed gave people the ability to feel the power of the gods. Dionysus was married to Ariadne and had many children including Phanus and Staphylus, who were Argonauts.
The Fates
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