By: Victoria Lu
Ares was the Greek god of war. His Roman form was Mars. He was a wild and violent warrior. That's why his symbol was a spear, flaming torch, boar, dog, and a shield. He was also the god of spring, growth in nature, fertility and the protector of cattle. Are's sacred animal was mainly known as the dog. He also features in stories, myths, and legends from ancient Greek Mythology.

Ares’s Family:

Ares’s parents were Zeus and Hera. His many siblings included Hephaestus, Hebe, and Eilithyia. Even though he and Aphrodite were all married to other gods and goddesses, they also married each other and had children of their own. Two of their godly children were called (Phobos) Fear and (Deimos) Terror.

Facts About Ares:

- He was very unpopular among the gods.

- He was a very fierce warrior/fighter.

- He was one of the 12 Olympians.

- He loved Aphrodite.

- He was named the champion or success of the Olympic gods.

- He was very violent and sometimes can be very cruel.

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