Greek god of war

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.

God of war
Statue of Ares from Hadrian's Villa
AbodeMount Olympus, Thrace, Macedonia, Thebes, Sparta & Mani
SymbolsSword, spear, shield, helmet, chariot, flaming torch, dog, boar, vulture
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ConsortAphrodite and various others
ChildrenErotes (Eros and Anteros), Phobos, Deimos, Phlegyas, Harmonia, Enyalios, Thrax, Oenomaus, Amazons and Adrestia
ParentsZeus and Hera
SiblingsAeacus, Angelos, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Eileithyia, Enyo, Eris, Ersa, Hebe, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Heracles, Hermes, Minos, Pandia, Persephone, Perseus, Rhadamanthus, the Graces, the Horae, the Litae, the Muses, the Moirai
Roman equivalentMars
Norse equivalentTýr
Hinduism equivalentKartikeya

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Ares' name is believed to be derived from the Greek word ἀρήσ (arē), the Ionic form of the Doric ἀρά (ara), which translates to "bane" or "ruin".[1][2]

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

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