Ares: The God of War


Ares Xena
Source: Hercules-Xena wiki

Along with many other Gods, Ares has seen a new life in popular culture. Ares is a playable character in Smite and the God of War series. He is featured in movies such as Clash of the Titans and most recently Wonder Woman.  He has enjoyed roles on the small screen to in Hercules the Legendary Journeys and Xena Warrior Princess.

Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. He has no wife but has children by Aphrodite among others. Phobos (Fear) and Deimos (Dread), who are twins and was always with Ares in battle as is there sister Adrestia are three of their children. Ares also has the children Eros, Anteros, Phlegyas, Harmonia, Enyalios, Thrax, Oenomaus and according to lore the Amazons too. Eros and Anteros are also from Aphrodite. He is often depicted with a sword and shield. He is also

He is the God of war. He has a very one track mind where his dominion is concerned. He is a passionate God but all his passion is spent on the battlefield and bed. He is ferocious and egotistical. That said he, earned his reputation on the battlefield. He was feared by people but not worshipped as the other Gods and Goddesses were. He was certainly called upon in times of war but in times of peace his name was whispered for fear of setting him off.

His persona in the myths has transferred to his persona in popular culture.  Is often depicted as arrogant and violence barely contained. The only non-God I have known to defeat him in battle is Xena. But that’s TV.

What is your favorite depiction of Ares? Tell me in the comments below.

Ares Wonder Woman
Source DC Comics

Author: Andie Boyungs

I am a wife, mother, writer and nerd. My dad cultivated my love of sci-fi as a child and I haven’t looked back since. I love myth and magic. I am an avid reader and love TV and movies. I love the movies Willow and Legend and the Star Trek ones both old and new. Laurell K. Hamilton, who writes the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series, and Jim Butcher, who writes the Harry Dresden series, are probably my top two favorite authors. I love learning and writing about mythology and there is so much out there to learn, see and imagine. Come fly away with me.

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