Greek Gods and Goddesses: Ares – Facts and Information

Here are some of the key facts about Ares, the Greek God of War.

  • Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera. He had a twin sister called Eris.
  • Quick to anger and very violent, Ares was involved all fights and battles.
  • Ares did not care about the right and wrongs of a dispute, he was just focused on the combat and bloodshed. This made him a very dangerous god and very unreliable ally.
  • Ares was athletic, handsome and often war full battle armour.
  • He had the ability to change his form, and he killed Adonis while in the shape of a boar.
  • Ares had a relationship with Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. They had a son called Eros and a daughter called Harmonia.
  • Mars was the Roman equivalent of Ares.
  • On the battlefield, Ares was always joined by Phobos (panic) and Deimos (fear).

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