Ares

God of War, Bloodlust, and Bravery

 

Roman name: Mars

 

Parents: Zeus and Hera.

 

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

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