Meet Ares, the Greek God of War
Zeus; Poseidon; Hades; Hestia; Hera; Ares; Athena; Apollo; Aphrodite; Hermes; Artemis; Hephaestus He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades. Ares is the god of war, par excellence, while Athena is a goddess of war when it is necessary. She is the goddess Relationship with Poseidon. of the Greek gods. The relationships between the deities in the Greek Gods Family Tree and Genealogy. Zeus; Apollo; Ares; Poseidon; Hephaestus; Hermes.
Ares Ares was the god of the War, keen on bloody fights and assassinations. His parents were Hera and Zeus and even though he was one of the twelve Olympian gods, the majority of them disliked Ares due to his vigorous character. Ares was said to have been raised in Thrace by Thero and educated by Priapus who was reesponsibe for exercising the young god in sports, dancing and war techniques.
Homer says in his Iliad that Ares was full of incontrollable passion, aggressiveness, audacity, ferociousness and he was characterized by blind violence. Ancients used to call him vicious and impudent. When he was in the battlefield, nobody could defeat him but Athena who was also the goddess of War but in different terms than that of Ares.
Athena focused on the strategies and the planning of a battle, the bravery of the fighters and any intellectual parameter of the war. Ares, on the contrary, was the one who took part in the fight in order to contribute to the violence actions of the war as if being thirsty for blood.
He rode his chariot which consisted of four wild creatures named as Fire, Trouble, Flame and Terror and he spread death and terror to everyone. Ares and Aphrodite Only three among the Olympian gods were friendly towards Ares. The whole city [of Lemnos] was alive with dance and banquet. The scent of burnt-offerings filled the air; and of all the immortals, it was Hera's glorious son Hephaistos and Kypris [Aphrodite] herself whom their songs and sacrifices were designed to please.
Day-Lewis Roman epic C1st B. Since Volcanos [Hephaistos] complied not at once, the goddess softly embraced him in snowdrift arms, caressing him here and there. Of a sudden he caught the familiar spark and felt the old warmth darting into his marrow, coursing right though his body, melting him; just as it often happens a thunderclap starts a flaming rent which ladders the dark cloud, a quivering streak of fire.
Pleased with her wiles and aware of her beauty, Venus [Aphrodite] could feel them taking effect. Volcanus [Hephaistos], in love's undying thrall [conceded to her requests].
Thus saying, he gave his wife the love he was aching to give her; then he sank into soothing sleep, relaxed upon her breast. Ares had offered many gifts to the garlanded divinity and covered with shame the marriage bed of Lord Hephaistos. But Helios the sun-god had seen them in their dalliance and hastened away to tell Hephaistos; to him the news was bitter as gall, and he made his way towards his smithy, brooding revenge.
He laid the great anvil on its base and set himself to forge chains that could not be broken or torn asunder, being fashioned to bind lovers fast. Such was the device that he made in his indignation against Ares, and having made it he went to the room where his bed lay; all round the bed-posts he dropped the chains, while others in plenty hung from the roof-beams, gossamer-light and invisible to the blessed gods themselves, so cunning had been the workmanship.
When the snare round the bed was complete, he made as if to depart to Lemnos, the pleasant-sited town, which he loved more than any place on earth. Ares, god of the golden reins, was no blind watcher. Once he had seen Hephaistos go, he himself approached the great craftman's dwelling, pining for love of Kytherea [Aphrodtie]. As for her, she had just returned from the palace of mighty Zeus her father, and was sitting down in the house as Ares entered it.
He took her hand and spoke thus to her: Hephaistos is no longer here; by now, I think, he has made his way to Lemnos, to visit the uncouth-spoken Sintians. So they went to the bed and there lay down, but the cunning chains of crafty polyphron Hephaistos enveloped them, and they could neither raise their limbs nor shift them at all; so they saw the truth when there was no escaping.
Meanwhile the lame craftsman god periklytos Amphigueeis approached; he had turned back short of the land of Lemnos, since watching Helios the sun-god had told him everything. Cut to the heart, he neared his house and halted inside the porch; savage anger had hold of him, and he roared out hideously, crying to all the gods: Aphrodite had Zeus for father; because I am lame she never ceased to do me outrage and give her love to destructive Ares, since he is handsome and sound-footed and I am a cripple from my birth; yet for that my two parents are to blame, no one else at all, and I wish they had never begotten me.
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You will see the pair of lovers now as they lie embracing in my bed; the sight of them makes me sick at heart. Yet I doubt their desire to rest there longer, fond as they are. They will soon unwish their posture there; but my cunning chains shall hold them both fast till her father Zeus has given me back all the betrothal gifts I bestowed on him for his wanton daughter; beauty she has, but no sense of shame.
Poseidon the Earth-Sustainer came, and Hermes the Mighty Runner, and Lord Apollon who shoots from afar; but the goddesses, every one of them, kept within doors for very shame.
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Thus then the bounteous gods stood at the entrance. Laughter they could not quench rose on the lips of these happy beings as they fixed their eyes on the stratagem of Hephaistos, and glancing each at his neighbour said some such words as these: For Poseidon there was no laughing; he kept imploring the master smith Hephaistos in hopes that he would let Ares go.
He spoke in words of urgent utterance: Pledges for trustless folk are trustless pledges. If Ares should go his way, free of his chains and his debt alike, what then?
Could I fetter yourself in the presence of all the gods. Unshackled thus, the lovers were up and off at once; Ares went on his way to Thrake, and Aphrodite the laughter-lover to Paphos in Kypros.
Shorey Greek philosopher C4th B. Gullick Greek rhetorician C2nd to 3rd A.
Conybeare Greek biography C1st to 2nd A. Ares, the most warlike of the gods, was first enchained in heaven by Hephaistos.
When Mars came to the rendezvous, the together with Venus fell into the snare so that he could not extricate himself.
When Sol [Helios the sun] reported this to Vulcanus, he saw them lying there naked, and summoned all the gods who saw. As a result, shame frightened Mars so that he did not do this. Because of this, their descendants are clearly marked as ill-fated. To Sol's [Helios'] progeny, however, Venus [Aphrodite], because of his disclosure, was always hostile.
Melville Roman epic C1st B. Sol is the first to see all things. Shocked at the sight he told the goddess' husband, Junonigena [Hephaistos], how he was cuckolded where. Then Volcanus' [Hephaistos'] heart fell, and from his deft blacksmith's hands fell too the work he held. At once he forged a net, a mesh of thinnest links of bronze, too fine for eye to see, a triumph not surpassed by finest threads of silk or by the web the spider hands below the rafters' beam.
Keep her by embodying Hephaestus. If you're a software engineer during the week and a motorcycle racer on weekends, attract her with your motorcycle. Keep her by fixing her computer. On weekdays, Hephaestus and Aphrodite get the work done that's necessary for homeostasis e.
At night and on weekends, Ares and Aphrodite have passionate romance and great sex. Ares An Ares man can be a good husband, if his wife doesn't try to control him. He can be a good citizen in a community that looks to him as a leader. Hephaestus Hephaestus men live for women. They need women to appreciate the beautiful things they make. They need women to inspire their creativity, to teach them social skills, and to tell the world that they're brilliant.
Hephaestus men are the best husbands. Any problem is an opportunity to invent something to fix the problem. Hephaestus men are faithful to their wives, usually because no other woman wants them. But Hephaestus men can neglect their wives, spending too much time at work.
A Hephaestus man's wife may not get the passion and fireworks that she wants, but this doesn't mean that he doesn't treasure his wife more than anything in the world. Hephaestus built golden maidservants that could talk and perform household tasks. A Hephaestus man might buy a Russian mail-order bride, expecting a golden maidservant. He's more likely to get Pandora, the first mortal woman, whom Hephaestus also built. Pandora had not only domestic skills and sex appeal, but also "shamelessness, cunning use of language, lies, and deceitfulness.
They'll have fun for a while, but the marriage will lack commitment. Avoid Poseidon men, unless you think Courtney Love enjoyed scraping Kurt Cobain's brains off the wall. Just as Aphrodite is a combination of two goddesses, her marriage involves two gods. Aphrodite married Hephaestus, god of the forge.