God of War, Bloodlust, and Bravery
Roman name: Mars
Spouse, lovers, children: Lover of Aphrodite. His children vary by myth, but may include Eros, God of Love, Harmonia, Goddess of Harmony (both born to Aphrodite) and Nike, Goddess of Victory.
Epithets: Man-Slayer, Shield-Piercer, Brazen-Armed, Insatiate of War
Attributes: shield, spear, helmet.
Ludovisi Ares, Palazzo Altemps, Rome
Late 2nd Century Roman copy of a 4th Century BC Greek original
JORDANNA MAX BRODSKY