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ARES Greek God of War William Kirk Ares was usually pictured as a handsome, bearded warrior in battle armor with a helmet and bronze-tipped spear. His pets were the dog, the vulture, and the boar. Ares was the god of war, bravery, and slaughter but he was the god of the savage side of war. His opposite was Athena, the goddess of military strategy. Ares was the son of Hera and her husband, Zeus never really liked him so she sent him to live with a minor god. He never married but he did have many children and he Ares was also the god of murder. He often killed the weak. He sent a boar to kill Adonis. Ares’s companions were Hades, Discord, Panic, and his sons, Fear and Terror. His mother, Hera, had to protect him from Zeus when he was younger. He didn’t need anyone to protect him when he was older. Ares was from Thrace and spent much of his time there. He also spent time at Mount Olympus where the Greek gods lived. The symbols for Ares are mainly a helmet and bronze-tipped spear. His other symbols are a chariot and flaming torch. Works Cited • "Ares." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Mar. 2014. Web. 04 June 2014. • "Ares, the Fierce God of War in Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 June 2014. • "Olympian Gods » Ares, the Olympian God of War and Defence. • "The God and Goddess | The Story of Ares." The God and Goddess | The Story of Ares. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2014. • “Wrath of Ares: Greek Mythology." WRATH OF ARES : Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2014.