Myths About Aries The Greek God
Who Was Aries The Greek God?
ARIES (MARS)-The son of Hera, Aries was the god of war. He was a top-notch fighter, and reveled in the glory. On almost all other issues, however, he cared very little about.
Keep in mind that his title is the God of War, not the God of Victory. He didn't even consider victory to be necessary for enjoyment, just the violence and slaughter. Athena was the only one who was able to restrain him, and then only sometimes. She most often did when the battles he wished to fight in were not his to interfere in. Athena was the goddess of restraint.
Aries: Spirit of Chaos
Compared to other gods, fewer stories are available about Ares. Most people believe this is because he was involved with warfare as a whole, rather than individual storied events like most other gods. This is one of the tales about Ares (also spelled Aries). Go to the link on the bottom to see more myths.
The Bard's Tale
In the tale sung by the bard in the hall of Alcinous, Helios the Sun-God found out that Ares and Aphrodite were having an affair in the hall of Hephaestus. Hephaestus wanted to catch the two of them "doing the deed", so he set a trap. Eventually, he managed it, and caught the two of them making love. Still, Hephaestus was not satisfied with his revenge. He told other Olympian gods to come by. Some gods said that Aphrodite was beautiful, and others wanted to trade places with Aries, but all of them found it funny. After they finished, and Aries discovered that they were being watched, he fled the scene quickly.
- ARES : Greek god of war
Ares, the god of war, is described over 13 detailed pages which include an ENCYCLOPEDIA summary, quotes from Greek and Roman literature, and dozens of PICTURES from ancient art