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Ares (Mars), the son of Zeus and Hera, was the god of war, and the personification of the angry clouded sky. He was more honoured among the Romans under the name of Mars, than he was among the Greeks under the name of Ares. He delighted in bloodshed and strife, preferring the sounds of battle to any other music. The ancients did not love him, but rather were terrified by him, worshipping him because they were afraid. His attendants or children were: Eris (Discord), Phobos (Alarm), Metus (Fear), Demios (Dread) and Pallor (Terror). He was also accompanied by his sister, Enyo (Bellona), the goddess of war. The Romans worshipped Mars and Bellona in the same temple, frequently sacrificing humans on their altars. In Roman myth, Ares was the father of Romulus and Remus, who founded Rome.

Category: Greek & Roman Gods & Goddesses | Added by: obiflo (22 October 10)
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