The Role Of Ares, The God Of War

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Ares, in Greek religion, is the god of war and one of the 12 olympians. He is the son of Zeus and Hera. He symbolizes the violence and war at the time, which is the opposite of Athena, she symbolizes the strategy and success of war. Ares can also be called Arieos. Ares is one of the most dangerous gods who has been in many wars throughout the ages. Though Ares exemplifies the onslaught crucial to win a war, the Greeks doubted him because they saw him as dangerous (Atsma). He is notably known as the God of War. Also, he is sometimes called the Spirit of Battle (Britannica 538). In battle, he was supported by his sister Eris. According to Homer, his parents despised him. Ares originated from Thrace, home of a fierce group of people in northeast …show more content…
This wasn’t a secret because all the olympians know about it. Ares and Aphrodite had children out of this affair like Cupid and Harmonia, the goddess of harmony. He had many children, conceiving more mortal children than divine. Ares was also the father of the Amazons which are warrior women. Their mother was the nymph Harmony. Ares wasn’t one of the more popular gods, which is why he is not as worshipped as someone like Zeus. He was mainly worshipped in the northern parts of Greece (Britannica 538). In Sparta, prisoners of war were sacrifice to him. They also offered up dogs as well. Ares was always known as a coward because he always reacts to the smallest of injuries. In art, he is pictured with a spear and a helmet. He rarely shows up in greek mythology, but when he does, he is always struck with some form of humiliation. One of his stories was that he was imprisoned but Otus and Ephialtes, the twin …show more content…
Later, Hermes came to rescue Ares from the giants (Greeks gods and goddesses). After his death in Greek literature, he was forgotten until 1554 when two scripts were discovered (Britannica 539). These two articles showed that Ares distinguished many diseases such as paralysis and diabetes. Zeus and Hera bore three children, Hebe, Ares and Eileithyia

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