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Ares Greek God of war ~ History
Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
Ares: You seem as eager to meet me on the battlefield as you once did in the bedroom, Hippolyta.  Hippolyta: I only hope you prove more skilled in this arena, Ares
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”  Albert Einstein
Ares: Virgins. Gotta love 'em - and I mean that
Ares: No. Life *isn't* worth living. It's to be *taken*, and *beaten*. And wrestled, and formed in your image. *That's* where the meaning lies. In what you can twist life into. For those who just *endure* life, yeah: it is a very nasty joke.
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”  General George S. Patton
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Ares Greek God of war

Mars to the Romans

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"I am Ares, God of war. Terror and Fear shall come in my wake. And I shall sing to your bloodshed

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Ares god of war is the ultimate fighter. He is a son of Zeus and Hera

Ares, the god of war,, but he was more specifically the God of war-like frenzy and bloodlust

battle, civil order and manly courage

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The symbol of Ares is often held to be a dog and a vulture.

Another main symbol is his very important spear.

he is a merciless god he shows no mercy on the battle field

The god was especially hostile towards Athena, who is Goddess of war and wisdom

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Ares is also well known for the part he played in the Trojan War.

He was on the side of the Trojans, but he was injured by Athena, when she threw a huge boulder on him

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However Ares was very well known for his Affairs with Aphrodite the Goddess of love

Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus but he limped and was not handsome

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Aphrodite's inability to see past the superficial led her into the arms of Ares, the God of War. The passion from which their relationship was created is symbolic of the destructive attraction between men and women; love and war. Aphrodite and Ares are symbolic of the yin and the yang of universe. It is this polarity that makes for such a strong and passionate longing for one another.

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The attraction of Aphrodite to Ares may be in the belief that with courage comes virility, which gave him the ability to seduce her. The bond between the two divinities expresses the Greek belief that men fight for women and that the origin of war is fundamentally a rivalry for them.

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In fact, this belief was so strong that even Herodotus the great historian himself felt that the Trojan War may have been caused by a rivalry for women . The destructive relationship between Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Ares, God of War, can be seen, therefore, as the polar attraction of opposites or the relationship of the masculine with the feminine.

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The affair between Aphrodite and Ares caused tension amongst the Gods. It is told that once, when the two lovers slept too late, Helios, the sun, observed them and told Hephaestus, who plotted a trap out of anger. He positioned a bronze net upon her bed and caught the two in a naked embrace for all to see.

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This affair resulted in the eventual birth of three children: Harmony, Fear and Terror. Harmony was the oldest daughter of Mars and Venus, while Fear and Terror, the younger boys, followed after their father's footsteps and had a passion for battle. While Aphrodite bore several children by different fathers, she and Hephaestus never had any children of their own. Their union was one of beauty and craft out of which art is born

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She bore him four divine sons and a daughter: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos and Harmonia.

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DEIMOS The god of Terror was a son of Ares and Aphrodite who often would accompany his father on the battle field

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PHOBOS The god of Fear was a son of Ares and Aphrodite

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EROS The winged boy god of love was a son of Aphrodite and Ares. Evidence of this is Eros Fires Arrows at mortals to make them fall in love

Arrows are something Ares would do in battle

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HARMONIA is the goddess of harmony and concord. As a daughter of Aphrodite, she presided over marital harmony, soothing strife and discord; as a daughter of Ares, she represented harmonious action in war. Late Greek and Roman writers sometimes portrayed her as harmony in the more abstract sense : a deity presiding over the cosmic harmony.

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Harmonia was born of Aphrodite's adulterous affair with the god Ares. She was awarded to Kadmos, the hero founder of Thebes, in a wedding attended by all the gods. Hephaistos, however, was still furious over his wife's betrayal, and presented Harmonia with a cursed necklace, which doomed her descendants to endless tragedy

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Harmonia conceived several children for Cadmus, but many of her children underwent or suffered great tragedies in their lives. Her daughter, Semele, was seduced by Zeus, and was burned alive after seeing him in his godly form; her son became the god, Dionysus. Ino and Autnoe took their lives for their duplicity in Semele's death, and Actaeon was mauled to death by his own dogs after watching Artemis bathing in a spring.

Grief-stricken at the tragedies to befall their family, Cadmus and Harmonia retired to Illyria (modern Yugoslavia), conquered by their son Illyrius, after leaving their throne to their grandson, Pentheus. After their deaths, Ares granted them ever-lasting life in the Elysian Fields.

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After her departure from Earth, Harmonia's descendant, Polyneices, the son of Oedipus, used her necklace to bribe his daughter, Eriphyle, into persuading her husband, Amphiaraus, to undertake an expedition against Thebes. This lead to the death of Eriphyle, Alcmaeon, Phegeus and his sons. The necklace was left in a Temple to Athena, but was carried off in 352 BC by the Phocian leader Phylleus who gave it to his mistress, causing madness to her son who burned her home down around her.

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Ares is Brother To Hecules but Ares has hated Hercules ever since Hercules killed Ares' pets, the monstrous Stymphalian birds buring his 12 labors

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Ares has hated Hercules when he noticed Hercules being favored by their father, while he was shunned for his brutal behavior. Further adding to his hatred, is that in modern times, war is shunned and disliked, whereas Hercules is still beloved by the masses, despite his own history of death and destruction

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Hercules also killed the Ares son Kyknos who Ares loved and vowed revenge but only Zeus watchful Eye and thunder bolts, prevents Ares from exacting revenge

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Ares like his father Zeus Fathered many mortal children with mortal women his daughters became the Amazon warriors his sons became the Spartans who formed Sparta and dedicated an entire Society to the art of war and combat

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In ancient Athens, one very important and very powerful legal and legislative institution was Areopagus (Areios Pagos).

In Greek, it actually means "hill or rock of Ares", and refers to both the name of the "ancient council of elders", which usually combined judicial and legislative functions, as well as the site where this council convened.

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The site itself is a rocky hill, 370 ft (113 m) high, northwest of the Acropolis in Athens.

According to ancient sources, there are two stories which link the god of war to the origin of the name of Areopagus:

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Ares had a daughter named Alcippe, who was, according to myth, raped by Poseidon's son,Halirrothius. To avenge his daughter, the god killed the rapist, but Poseidon appealed to the council of the gods, seeking justice.

The court convened on a hillock near the Acropolis of Athens. Ares was declared innocent, but to purify himself from the murder, he was convicted to work as a slave for a year. The hillock was later named Areopagus.

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Ares appears in countless TV shows and movies including by the Great Actor the late Kevin smith R. .I.P on the TV series Xena warrior princess

he also appears in Videogames and Comics today

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Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC

Apollonius Rhodius, The Argonautica - Greek Epic C3rd BC

Callimachus, Hymns - Greek C3rd BC

Greek Papyri III Euphorion, Fragments - Greek Epic C3rd B.C.

Pausanias, Guide to Greece - Greek Geography C2nd AD

Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History - Greek History

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  • Mitsurugi Chiba 2012/05/30 23:00:17
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    Mitsurugi Chiba
    Very logical
  • Fenris 2012/05/30 16:54:16
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other basta...
    Fenris
    Ares is more a god off total slaughter from his point off view winning a war is more important than fighting honorably!
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/05/30 11:55:57
    Ares: Virgins. Gotta love 'em - and I mean that
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    No comments
  • reaper 2012/05/30 05:08:07
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    reaper
    seen this by chance? you get to see more of ares http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... reaper 2012/05/30 05:16:54
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    well Wonder woman is actually Alethia

    According to Legend she is the Product of a Lesbian Relationship of Athena, Artemis and Nike Obviously the Goddess have some Wild Orgy and which the sexual energy spawned Alethia the Goddess of Truth
  • reaper ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/30 05:30:12
    reaper
    well, yeah, just wanted to point that out to you. good movie.
  • mr echo 2012/04/14 06:22:56
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    mr echo
    i would expect the god of war to be looking scary and badass
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2011/05/21 10:33:30
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other basta...
    Artist~PWCM~
    +1
    History? That's a good one...
    This looks more like a Marvel Comic expose' to me. Great graphics BTW, I especially liked the ones of Ares carrying a gun, lol!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Artist~... 2011/05/21 12:25:23
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    well i couldnt find any art or statues of ares and hercules fighting many art work was lost over the years but since they are in marvel comics i used that art instead
  • RebornRepublicanBigot 2011/05/20 22:05:48
    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV ...
    RebornRepublicanBigot
  • darwolf 2011/05/20 21:03:36
    Ares: You seem as eager to meet me on the battlefield as you once did in the ...
    darwolf
    +1
    One of my favorite stories about Ares was about his daughter Alcippe. Alcippe was raped by one of Poseidon's sons, Ares promptly killed him. This lead to the first murder trial in recorded history. The trial was held on a hill in Athens that was subsequently named the Aeropagus (Ares' Hill). Ares was acquitted of the crime.
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  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... darwolf 2011/05/20 21:34:53
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    Yup i got that in the blog
  • darwolf ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/05/20 21:39:25
    darwolf
    Yeah i comment on that one too.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... darwolf 2011/05/20 21:41:38
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    ares daughter Harmonia and Eros are what intrest me
    Harmonia wedding Seems identical to the christian adam and eve story with snakes and apples and the children of harmonia and her husband got cursed as mortals
  • darwolf ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/05/20 22:19:34
    darwolf
    Yes it does reminds me of adam and eve too.
  • Redskin 2011/05/20 20:19:21
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    Redskin
  • Valia-chan 2011/05/20 19:47:44 (edited)
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    Valia-chan
    +1
    That was very informative!!I learnt some things I didn't know!I liked the pictures,too.But I would like to say something.I think it would be better if you used "The god of fear.." instead of "The god of panic..." when you said about Phobos.Phobos(φόβος) is the Greek word of fear that's why I'm saying this.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Valia-chan 2011/05/20 21:35:28 (edited)
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    minor error on my side i will fix it

    All fixed
  • Valia-chan ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2011/05/20 21:48:29
    Valia-chan
    +1
    Oh,thanks for listening to me! :)
  • Xerxes 2011/05/20 19:11:53
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    Xerxes
    +1
    i have been to war, its not something i ever want to see again
  • holdenferall 2011/05/20 19:01:49
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other basta...
    holdenferall
    +1
    Damn straight.
  • MisterD 2011/05/20 18:01:57
    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV ...
    MisterD
    +1
    Thanks for such a cogent post, DAW.
  • Curious George 2011/05/20 17:04:46
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other basta...
    Curious George
    +1
    my god's of war are the reals one's who have commanded legions, divisions, and entire armies into the battle field with or without honor or mercy. personally my favorites are napoleon for, george washington, scipio, julius ceasar, admiral lord nelson, eisenhower, and ulisey's s. grant.
  • Tomus Megalomania 2011/05/20 17:03:46
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    Tomus Megalomania
    +1
    As Heraclitus said, strife is the core expression of existence. The world is fire. All is flux.

    Homer says in the Illiad that Ares appeared before the Greeks as a giant on the battlefield, felling his opponents. Not someone you would want to go against!

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  • Sarge (JLA) (BN) 2011/05/20 16:20:13
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other basta...
    Sarge (JLA) (BN)
    +1
    I'm a little confused this time DAW. You title this "Ares, Greek God of War - History."

    How can there be a history on a mythical being? Are you saying that the Christian God and his son Jesus are factual?
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Sarge (... 2011/05/20 16:37:40 (edited)
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +1
    the history of Ares the Greek god
    the legends the stories about him and his kids and his affair with Aphrodite etc

    as far as to your other question all i can say is this
    where it all comes from
  • Artist~... Sarge (... 2011/05/21 10:31:20
    Artist~PWCM~
    Oooh snap!
  • Dixienc 2011/05/20 15:27:59
    Men are at war with each other because each man is at war with himself.
    Dixienc
    +1
    I just wanted to pop in and tell you that though I don't comment on your posts such as this I do read them and find them extremely interesting and a very entertaining read. Keep up the good work.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2011/05/20 15:23:36
    Ares: Virgins. Gotta love 'em - and I mean that
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    Aphrodite and Ares are symbolic of the yin and the yang of universe. It is this polarity that makes for such a strong and passionate longing for one another.


    The attraction of Aphrodite to Ares may be in the belief that with courage comes virility, which gave him the ability to seduce her. The bond between the two divinities expresses the Greek belief that men fight for women and that the origin of war is fundamentally a rivalry for them.
  • EliteAmongOutcasts 2011/05/20 15:01:18 (edited)
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... EliteAm... 2011/05/20 15:03:00
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    well the game is based on the actual legends
    where you think they got the idea and characters from
  • BloodMist 2011/05/20 14:59:44
    Ares: You seem as eager to meet me on the battlefield as you once did in the ...
    BloodMist
    +1
    Heheheh, that's pretty good.Ares was pretty well represented in the classic Hercules and Xena TV series.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... BloodMist 2011/05/20 15:02:28
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    yeah they Did a fantastic job of recreating Ares right down to his dark humor
  • jbcracker 2011/05/20 14:55:31
    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV ...
    jbcracker
    +1
    We like to win don't we?
  • Murph 65 2011/05/20 14:54:04
    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other basta...
    Murph 65
    +1
    I don't have the faintest idea if Patton knew what he was talking about, but have always enjoyed his way with words and admired him as a general.

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