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    Post  Grandmaster_crimsomdeath on Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:08 pm

    GOD OF WAR & BATTLE


    Patron of: Warriors
    Favour: Driving armies; Bravery; Fighting-strength & endurance
    Curse: Routing armies; Cowardice; Death on the battlefield

    GOD OF WAR BOOTY


    Patron of: War booty

    GOD OF CITY DEFENSE


    Patron of: City defenses, City defenders
    Favour: Averting war (peace); Repelling invading armies
    Curse: Military invasion; Sacking of cities

    GOD OF CIVIL ORDER


    Patron of: City guards / police
    Favour: Maintain civil order; Crush rebellions
    Curse: Rebellion; Uprisings; Sedition

    GOD OF ANGER & VIOLENCE


    Patron of: Rage; Violent deeds; Fights; Murder; Manslaughter; Quarrels
    Blessing: Restraint of violent impulse

    GOD OF COURAGE & FEAR


    Patron of: Courage; Manliness
    Blessings: Courage
    Curse: Fear; Cowardice

    II) What were his symbols, attributes,
    sacred plants and animals?

    SYMBOLS


    Spear; Helmet

    ATTRIBUTES


    Spear; Shield; Helmet; Armour

    CHARIOT


    Drawn by four fire-breathing horses:
    Aithon (Red-Fire), Phlogios (Flame), Konabos (Tumult) and Phobos (Fear)

    SACRED PLANTS / FLOWERS


    None known

    SACRED ANIMALS


    Serpent (Greek "drakon")

    SACRED BIRDS


    Vulture (Greek "gups"); Woodpecker (Greek "ipne");
    Barn Owl (Greek "aigolios"); Eagle Owl (Greek "buas")
    (NB Athena's owl was a different speices: the Little Owl "glaux")

    PLANET OF ARES


    Mars (named after Mars, the Roman god or war identified with Ares). The Greeks themselves called the planet "Aster Areos" (Star of Ares).

    DAY OF ARES


    Tuesday (named after the Germanic god Tiu or Tyr, who was identified with Mars, the Roman Ares). The Greeks called the day "Hemera Areos" (Day of Ares).

    III) Who were the family & attendants of Ares?

    FATHER


    ZEUS King of the Gods, son of the Titanes Kronos and Rhea

    MOTHER


    HERA Queen of the Gods, daughter of the Titanes Kronos and Rhea

    WIFE


    Unmarried (his consort was APHRODITE Goddess of Love)

    DIVINE CHILDREN


    PHOBOS God of Fear
    DEIMOS God of Terror
    HARMONIA Goddess of Harmony
    DRAKON OF THEBES Dragon which guarded the spring of Ismene at Thebes. Armed warriors sprang from its teeth when they were sown in the ground.

    HERO CHILDREN


    MELEAGROS Prince of Aitolia and hero who led the Hunt for the Kalydonian Boar
    KYKNOS Warrior who challenged Herakles and was slain by the hero
    DIOMEDES King of the Bistones of Thrake whose man-eating mares Herakles was sent to fetch as one of his twelve labours
    HIPPOLYTE Queen of the Amazones whose belt Herakles was commanded to fetch as one of his twelve labours
    PENTHESILEIA Queen of the Amazones who came to the aide of Troy in the Trojan War

    ATTENDANTS & MINIONS


    ERIS-ENYO Goddess of Strife, Discord and War
    DEIMOS God of Terror
    PHOBOS God of Fear

    IV) Where and how was he worshipped?

    PATRON OF REGIONS


    Aitolia in Greece; Thesprotia in Greece; Phlegyantis in Thessalia, Greece;
    Edonia & Bistonia in Western Thrake

    HOLIEST SHRINE


    Odrysia in Bistonia, Thrake (his birth-place)

    OTHER SHRINES


    Temples; Altars with a standing sword in place of a statue (in Thrake)

    ASPECTS OF ARES


    Titan Iapetos (Piercing); Titan Menoitios (Battlerage); Titan Epimetheus (Afterthought); Phobos (Fear); Deimos (Terror)

    IDENTIFIED WITH
    NON-GREEK GODS


    Mars (Roman god); Onuris-Anhur (Egyptian god); Tiu-Tyr (Germanic god);
    unnamed war-god (Scythian god)

    V) What were some of the popular myths about Ares?

    SAGA OF THE GODS


    * Ares slew the giant Ekhidnades, a monstrous enemy of the gods.
    * He was imprisoned in a brazen jar by the Aloadai giants in their attempts to conquer heaven.
    * He assisted the Trojan armies in their war against the Greeks, but was wounded in an encounter with the hero Diomedes and the goddess Athena.

    LOVE STORIES


    * Ares was caught in an invisible net by the god Hephaistos whilst committing adultery with the god's wife Aphrodite.

    FAVOUR & BLESSINGS


    * He bestowed a "manly" spirit upon his daughters, the warrior Amazones.

    WRATH & PUNISHMENT


    * Ares slew the Athenian youth Halirrhothios as punishment for the rape of his daughter Alkippe. He was acquitted of murder by the twelve gods in the court of the Areopagos.

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