Ares, the investigator of violence, is the god of war. Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. Ares had a war-like nature and because of this nature was despised by all the other gods. Ares was not even liked by his father Zeus. Ares possessed no Moral Attributes, however was in love with Aphrodite. Ares had a high voice, and was faster than all the other gods (“Ares” 1).
When Ares was on the battlefield he was with Phobos and Deimos. Phobos was the lesser god of Fear, and Deimos was the lesser god of Terror. Phobos and Deimos are sometimes said to be his sons. He is also accompanied by Eris and Enyo. Eris is the lesser god of Strife and Enyo is the lesser god of Horror. The goddess of Harmony, Harmonia is one of his daughters (“Ares” 1).
Ares was not as popular as the other Greek Gods. He was less honored, and he rose to popularity when the Romans devoted their whole life style to him. He was the patron of Rome. He was not as popular in Greece because the Greeks did not like the idea of war. This caused him to have less stories and tales about him (Allan 1).
Ares is a unique god. He is the only god that changed personality when the Romans adopted him from the pantheon. Romans viewed war as more civilized, and not as chaotic as the Greeks saw it, that’s why the Romans made Ares friendlier when they adopted him. Also the Romans gave him a new name, Mars. Mars was a main god to the Romans (Allan 1-2).
Ares was the least attractive god. Every myth, legend, and story he was in, he did not show one act of kindness or sympathy. He was always known as a bad guy, because the Greeks did not like the thought of war. Ares was sometimes described as good-looking in an evil kind of way. He was always pictured in a murderous kind of way (Karl 1).
In conclusion Ares was not a popular god. He was always seen as blood-thirsty and a violator. When the Romans adopted Ares as Mars, he was seen as more civilized and was not as blood-thirsty because they did not see war as a bad...