Ares is the Greek god of war. He’s one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In myths, Mars appears bellicose and provocative and represents the impulsive nature of the war.
Thanks to his son Oenomaos from Steropi, Mars became ancestor of renowned people, such as of Atreus, Thyestes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Aegisthus, Orestes, Electra, Pylades, Pittheus, Theseus, Hippolytus , Iphigenia, Demophon, Akamas, Eurystheus, Amphitryon, Alcmene, Iolaus, Hercules, Admetus, Kopreus, Alkathoos and Ajax of Telamon.
Ares usually appears in battle on foot, breaking the momentum of chariots and demolishing the walls. Other times he is on a chariot with two (Deimos and Phobos), or four magnificent horses (sons of Boreas and Fury) (Phobos, Aithonas, Flogios and Konavos, as Quintus Smyrnaeus calls them).

1. Mars Temple, Ancient Agora of Athens
2. Temple of Mars – Venus, at Lenika Lasithi

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