15 Things You Might Not Know About Greek God Ares

Areopagus hill (or sometimes known as Areopagus rock) is a huge bare marble rock outcrop in Athens just in front of the entrance to the Acropolis. Credits: hessemythology

Areopagus hill is a huge bare marble rock outcrop in Athens just in front of the entrance to the Acropolis. Credits: hessemythology








Ares, the god of war, was the son of Zeus and Hera and one of the Twelve Olympian gods. In literature, Ares is represented as the untamed aspect of war, and his quick temper, aggressiveness, and unquenchable thirst for conflict made him very unpopular among the citizenry. In this article, we will present to you 15 things that will help you get the picture about Ares.


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1. Ares Was The First Greek God To Be Tried On The Hill Of Areopagus

Areopagus was the highest council of Ancient Greece, and both common people and Gods were sentenced there if accused of committing a misdeed. Ares was accused by the Greek god Poseidon of having murdered his son Alirrothios. Namely, Allirrothios had attempted to rape Ares’ daughter, Alkippe. For this reason, Ares wanted to get even with Alirrothios.

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    ares is mars. Same people, different names. Just like Neptune and Poseidon

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