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God of war
""Ares Canope Villa Adriana b.jpg
Statue of Ares from "Hadrian's Villa
Abode "Mount Olympus, "Thrace, "Macedonia, "Thebes, "Sparta & "Mani
Symbols "Sword, "spear, "shield, "helmet, "chariot, "flaming torch, "dog, "boar, "vulture
Personal Information
Consort "Aphrodite and "various others
Children "Erotes ("Eros and "Anteros), "Phobos, "Deimos, "Phlegyas, "Harmonia, "Enyalios, "Thrax, "Oenomaus, "Amazons and "Adrestia
Parents "Zeus and "Hera
Siblings "Aeacus, "Angelos, "Aphrodite, "Apollo, "Artemis, "Athena, "Dionysus, "Eileithyia, "Enyo, "Eris, "Ersa, "Hebe, "Helen of Troy, "Hephaestus, "Heracles, "Hermes, "Minos, "Pandia, "Persephone, "Perseus, "Rhadamanthus, the "Graces, the "Horae, the "Litae, the "Muses, the "Moirai
Roman equivalent "Mars

Ares ("/ˈɛərz/; "Greek: Ἄρης "[árɛːs]) is the "Greek god "of war. He is one of the "Twelve Olympians, and the son of "Zeus and "Hera.[1] In "Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored "Athena, whose functions as a "goddess of intelligence include "military strategy and "generalship.[2]

The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, "overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering."[3] His sons "Phobos (Fear) and "Deimos (Terror) and his lover, or sister, "Enyo (Discord) accompanied him on his war "chariot.[4] In the "Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.[5] An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality.[6] His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the "Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in "Greek art as holding "Nike (Victory) in her hand, favoured the triumphant Greeks.[3]

Ares plays a relatively limited role in "Greek mythology as represented in literary narratives, though his numerous love affairs and abundant offspring are often "alluded to.[7] When Ares does appear in myths, he typically faces humiliation.[8] He is well known as the lover of "Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who was married to "Hephaestus, god of craftsmanship.[9] The most famous story related to Ares and Aphrodite shows them exposed to ridicule through the wronged husband's device.[10]

The counterpart of Ares among the "Roman gods is "Mars,[11] who as a father of the Roman people was given a more important and dignified place in "ancient Roman religion as a "guardian deity. During the "Hellenization of "Latin literature, the myths of Ares were "reinterpreted by Roman writers under the name of Mars. Greek writers under "Roman rule also recorded "cult practices and beliefs pertaining to Mars under the name of Ares. Thus in the "classical tradition of later "Western art and literature, the mythology of the two figures becomes virtually indistinguishable.



The etymology of the name Ares is traditionally connected with the "Greek word ἀρή (arē), the "Ionic form of the "Doric ἀρά (ara), "bane, ruin, curse, imprecation".[12][13] There may also be a connection with the Roman god of war, "Mars, via hypothetical "Proto-Indo-European *M̥rēs;["citation needed] compare Ancient Greek μάρναμαι (marnamai), "I fight, I battle".[14] "Walter Burkert notes that "Ares is apparently an ancient abstract noun meaning throng of battle, war."[15] "R. S. P. Beekes has suggested a "Pre-Greek origin of the name.[16]

The earliest attested form of the name is the "Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀩, a-re, written in the "Linear B syllabic script.[17][18][19]

The "adjectival "epithet, Areios, was frequently appended to the names of other gods when they took on a warrior aspect or became involved in warfare: Zeus Areios, Athena Areia, even Aphrodite Areia. In the Iliad, the word ares is used as a "common noun synonymous with "battle."[3]

Inscriptions as early as "Mycenaean times, and continuing into the "Classical period, attest to "Enyalios as another name for the god of war.[n 1]

Character, origins, and worship[edit]

Vatican, Rome, Italy. Statue of Ares, "Scopas's influence. Brooklyn Museum Archives, Goodyear Archival Collection

Ares was one of the Twelve Olympians in the archaic tradition represented by the "Iliad and "Odyssey. Zeus expresses a recurring Greek revulsion toward the god when Ares returns wounded and complaining from the "battlefield at Troy:

Then looking at him darkly Zeus who gathers the clouds spoke to him:
"Do not sit beside me and whine, you double-faced liar.
To me you are the most hateful of all gods who hold Olympus.
Forever quarrelling is dear to your heart, wars and battles.

And yet I will not long endure to see you in pain, since
you are my child, and it was to me that your mother bore you.
But were you born of some other god and proved so ruinous
long since you would have been dropped beneath the gods of the bright sky."[22]

This ambivalence is expressed also in the Greeks' association of the god with the "Thracians, whom they regarded as a barbarous and warlike people.[23] "Thrace was Ares's birthplace, his true home, and his refuge after the affair with Aphrodite was exposed to the general mockery of the other gods.[n 2]

A late-6th-century BC funerary inscription from "Attica emphasizes the consequences of coming under Ares's sway:

Stay and mourn at the tomb of dead Kroisos
Whom raging Ares destroyed one day, fighting in the foremost ranks.[24]

Ares in Sparta[edit]

In "Sparta, Ares was viewed as a model soldier: his resilience, physical strength, and military intelligence were unrivaled. An ancient statue, representing the god in chains, suggests that the martial spirit and victory were to be kept in the city of Sparta. That the Spartans admired him is indicative of the cultural divisions that existed between themselves and other Greeks, especially the Athenians (see "Pelopponesian War).

Ares in the Arabian Peninsula[edit]

Ares was also worshipped by the inhabitants of "Tylos. It is not known if he was worshipped in the form of an Arabian god (or which one) or if he was worshipped in his Greek form.[25]


The "Ares Borghese.

The birds of Ares (Ornithes Areioi) were a flock of feather-dart-dropping birds that guarded the "Amazons' shrine of the god on a "coastal "island in the "Black Sea.[26]

Cult and ritual[edit]

Although Ares received occasional sacrifice from armies going to war, the god had a formal temple and cult at only a few sites.[27] At "Sparta, however, each company of youths sacrificed a puppy to "Enyalios before engaging in ritual fighting at the Phoebaeum.[n 3] The "chthonic night-time sacrifice of a dog to Enyalios became assimilated to the cult of Ares.[29]

Just east of Sparta stood an archaic statue of the god in chains, to show that the spirit of war and victory was to be kept in the city.[n 4]

The "Temple of Ares in the "agora of "Athens, which "Pausanias saw in the second century AD, had been moved and rededicated there during the time of "Augustus. Essentially it was a "Roman temple to the Augustan "Mars Ultor.[27] From archaic times, the "Areopagus, the "mount of Ares" at some distance from the Acropolis, was a site of trials. "Paul the Apostle later preached about Christianity there. Its connection with Ares, perhaps based on a false etymology, is "etiological myth.["citation needed] A second temple to Ares has been located at the archaeological site of "Metropolis in what is now Western "Turkey.["citation needed]


"Deimos, "Terror" or "Dread", and "Phobos, "Fear" or "Horror", are his companions in war.[31] According to "Hesiod, they were also his children, borne by "Aphrodite.[32] "Eris, the goddess of discord, or "Enyo, the goddess of war, bloodshed, and violence, was considered the sister["citation needed] and companion of the violent Ares. In at least one tradition, Enyalius, rather than another name for Ares, was his son by Enyo.[33]

Ares may also be accompanied by "Kydoimos, the demon of the din of battle; the "Makhai ("Battles"); the "Hysminai" ("Acts of manslaughter"); "Polemos, a minor spirit of war, or only an epithet of Ares, since it has no specific dominion; and Polemos's daughter, "Alala, the "goddess or "personification of the Greek war-cry, whose name Ares uses as his own war-cry. Ares's sister "Hebe ("Youth") also draws baths for him.

According to "Pausanias, local inhabitants of "Therapne, "Sparta, recognized "Thero, "feral, savage," as a nurse of Ares.[34]

Founding of Thebes[edit]

One of the roles of Ares was expressed in mainland Greece as the "founding myth of Thebes: Ares was the progenitor of the water-dragon slain by "Cadmus, for the dragon's teeth were sown into the ground as if a crop and sprang up as the fully armored "autochthonic "Spartoi. To propitiate Ares, Cadmus took as a bride "Harmonia, a daughter of Ares's union with Aphrodite. In this way, Cadmus harmonized all strife and founded the city of Thebes.[35]

Consorts and children[edit]

The "Areopagus as viewed from the "Acropolis.

The union of Ares and Aphrodite created the gods "Eros, "Anteros, "Phobos, "Deimos, "Harmonia, and "Adrestia. While Eros's and Anteros's godly stations favored their mother, Adrestia preferred to emulate her father, often accompanying him to war.["citation needed] Other versions include Alcippe as one of his daughters.

Upon one occasion, Ares incurred the anger of "Poseidon by slaying his son, "Halirrhothius, because he had raped Alcippe, a daughter of the war-god. For this deed, Poseidon summoned Ares to appear before the tribunal of the Olympic gods, which was held upon a hill in Athens. Ares was acquitted. This event is supposed to have given rise to the name "Areopagus (or Hill of Ares), which afterward became famous as the site of a court of justice.[36]

Accounts tell of "Cycnus (Κύκνος) of "Macedonia, a son of Ares who was so murderous that he tried to build a temple with the skulls and the bones of travellers. "Heracles slaughtered this abominable monstrosity, engendering the wrath of Ares, whom the hero wounded in conflict.[37]

List of Ares's consorts and children[edit]

Consorts Children
1. "Aphrodite 1. "Phobos
2. "Deimos
3. "Harmonia
4. "Adrestia
5. "Eros (part of the "Erotes)
6. "Anteros (part of the "Erotes)
7. "Himeros (part of the "Erotes)
8. "Pothos (part of the "Erotes)
2. "Aerope 1. Aeropus
3. "Aglauros 1. "Alcippe
4. "Althaea 1. "Meleager (possibly)
5. "Anchiroe 1. "Sithon (possibly)
6. "Astyoche, daughter of "Actor 1. "Ascalaphus
2. "Ialmenus
7. "Atalanta 1. "Parthenopaeus (possibly)
8. Caldene, daughter of Pisidus 1. "Solymus (possibly)
9. "Calliope (Muse) 1."Mygdon
2. "Edonus (possibly)
3. "Biston (possibly)
4. Odomantus (possibly)
10. Callirrhoe, daughter of Nestus 1. "Biston (possibly)
2. Odomantus (possibly)
3. "Edonus (possibly)
11. Critobule 1. Pangaeus[38]
12. Cyrene[39] 1. "Diomedes of Thrace
2. Crestone[40]
13. "Demonice 1. "Euenus
2. "Thestius
3. Molus
4. Pylus
14. Dormothea 1. Stymphelus[41]
15. "Dotis / "Chryse 1. "Phlegyas
16. "Enyo 1. "Enyalius
17. "Eos
18. "Erinys of "Telphusa (unnamed) 1. Dragon of "Thebes (slain by "Cadmus)
19. "Harmonia 1. The "Amazons
20. Leodoce (?)[42]
21. "Otrera 1. "Hippolyta
2. "Antiope
3. "Melanippe
4. "Penthesilea
22. Parnassa / "Aegina 1. "Sinope (possibly)[43]
23. Phylonome 1. "Lycastus
2. Parrhasius
24. "Protogeneia 1. "Oxylus
25. "Pyrene / "Pelopia 1. "Cycnus
26. Sete, sister of "Rhesus 1. Bithys, eponym of the Bithyae, a Thracian tribe[44]
27. "Sterope (Pleiad) / Harpinna, daughter of "Asopus / Eurythoe the "Danaid 1. "Oenomaus
28. "Persephone (wooed her unsuccessfully)
29. Tanagra, daughter of "Asopus
30. Tereine, daughter of "Strymon 1. Thrassa (mother of "Polyphonte)
31. Theogone 1. Tmolus[45]
32. "Triteia 1. "Melanippus
33. mothers unknown 1. Alcon of "Thrace[46]
2. Chalyps, eponym of the "Chalybes[47]
3. Cheimarrhoos, possible father of "Triptolemus by "Polyhymnia[48]
4. "Dryas
5. "Hyperbius
6. Lycus of "Libya[49]
7. "Nisos (possibly)
8. Portheus ("Porthaon)
9. "Tereus

Hymns to Ares[edit]

Homeric Hymn 8 to Ares (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic 7th to 4th centuries BC)
"Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth! Shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul. Restrain also the keen fury of my heart which provokes me to tread the ways of blood-curdling strife. Rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death."[50]
Orphic Hymn 65 to Ares (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns 3rd century BC to 2nd century AD)
"To Ares, Fumigation from "Frankincense. Magnanimous, unconquered, boisterous Ares, in darts rejoicing, and in bloody wars; fierce and untamed, whose mighty power can make the strongest walls from their foundations shake: mortal-destroying king, defiled with gore, pleased with war’s dreadful and tumultuous roar. Thee human blood, and swords, and spears delight, and the dire ruin of mad savage fight. Stay furious contests, and avenging strife, whose works with woe embitter human life; to lovely Kyrpis [Aphrodite] and to Lyaios [Dionysos] yield, for arms exchange the labours of the field; encourage peace, to gentle works inclined, and give abundance, with benignant mind."

Other accounts[edit]

The "Ludovisi Ares, Roman version of a Greek original c. 320 BC, with 17th-century restorations by "Bernini

Ares and Aphrodite[edit]

In the tale sung by the bard in the hall of "Alcinous,[51] the Sun-god "Helios once spied Ares and Aphrodite enjoying each other secretly in the hall of "Hephaestus, her husband. He reported the incident to Hephaestus. Contriving to catch the illicit couple in the act, Hephaestus fashioned a finely-knitted and nearly invisible net with which to snare them. At the appropriate time, this net was sprung, and trapped Ares and Aphrodite locked in very private embrace.[n 5]

But Hephaestus was not satisfied with his revenge, so he invited the Olympian gods and goddesses to view the unfortunate pair. For the sake of modesty, the goddesses demurred, but the male gods went to witness the sight. Some commented on the beauty of Aphrodite, others remarked that they would eagerly trade places with Ares, but all who were present mocked the two. Once the couple was released, the embarrassed Ares returned to his homeland, Thrace, and Aphrodite went to Paphos.[n 5]

In a much later interpolated detail, Ares put the young soldier "Alectryon by his door to warn them of Helios's arrival as Helios would tell Hephaestus of Aphrodite's infidelity if the two were discovered, but Alectryon fell asleep on guard duty.["citation needed] Helios discovered the two and alerted Hephaestus. The furious Ares turned the sleepy Alectryon into a "rooster which now always announces the arrival of the sun in the morning.

Ares and the giants[edit]

In one archaic myth, related only in the Iliad by the goddess "Dione to her daughter Aphrodite, two chthonic giants, the "Aloadae, named Otus and Ephialtes, threw Ares into chains and put him in a bronze urn, where he remained for thirteen months, a "lunar year. "And that would have been the end of Ares and his appetite for war, if the beautiful Eriboea, the young giants' stepmother, had not told "Hermes what they had done," she related.[52] "In this one suspects a festival of licence which is unleashed in the thirteenth month."[53]

Ares was held screaming and howling in the urn until Hermes rescued him, and "Artemis tricked the Aloadae into slaying each other. In "Nonnus's "Dionysiaca[54] Ares also killed Ekhidnades, the giant son of "Echidna, and a great enemy of the gods. Scholars have not concluded whether the nameless Ekhidnades ("of Echidna's lineage") was entirely Nonnus's invention or not.


In the "Iliad,[55] "Homer represented Ares as having no fixed allegiances, rewarding courage on both sides: he promised Athena and Hera that he would fight on the side of the "Achaeans (Iliad V.830–834, XXI.410–414), but "Aphrodite persuaded Ares to side with the "Trojans. During the war, "Diomedes fought with "Hector and saw Ares fighting on the Trojans' side. Diomedes called for his soldiers to fall back slowly (V.590–605).

Athene or Athena, Ares's sister, saw his interference and asked Zeus, his father, for permission to drive Ares away from the battlefield, which Zeus granted (V.711–769). Hera and Athena encouraged Diomedes to attack Ares (V.780–834). Diomedes thrust with his spear at Ares, with Athena driving it home, and Ares's cries made Achaeans and Trojans alike tremble (V.855–864). Ares fled to "Mt. Olympus, forcing the Trojans to fall back.

When Hera mentioned to "Zeus that Ares's son, Ascalaphus, was killed, Ares overheard and wanted to join the fight on the side of the Achaeans, disregarding Zeus's order that no Olympic god should enter the battle, but Athena stopped him (XV.110–128). Later, when Zeus allowed the gods to fight in the war again (XX.20–29), Ares was the first to act, attacking Athena to avenge himself for his previous injury. Athena overpowered him by striking Ares with a boulder (XXI.391–408).


In "Renaissance and "Neoclassical works of art, Ares's symbols are a spear and helmet, his animal is a dog, and his bird is the "vulture. In literary works of these eras, Ares is replaced by the Roman Mars, a romantic emblem of manly valor rather than the cruel and blood-thirsty god of Greek mythology.

In popular culture[edit]

Ares figures in war-themed "video games and in popular fictions.

"NASA named their transport ship as Ares, which replaced the "Space Shuttle. This was an extension of NASA's practice of using Roman and Greek names for their rockets and programs: "Saturn for manned rockets, "Mercury for a satellite program, and the "Apollo program, rather than any association with the nature of the war god.

See also[edit]

Related Greek deities
Children by Aphrodite
Friends and counselors
Similar deities in non-Greek cultures
Archetypical characteristics

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Enyalios is thought to be attested on the "KN V 52 tablet as 𐀁𐀝𐀷𐀪𐀍, e-nu-wa-ri-jo.[20][21]
  2. ^ Homer Odyssey viii. 361; for Ares/Mars and Thrace, see "Ovid, "Ars Amatoria, book ii.part xi.585, which tells the same tale: "Their captive bodies are, with difficulty, freed, at your plea, Neptune: Venus runs to Paphos: Mars heads for Thrace."; for Ares/Mars and Thrace, see also "Statius, Thebaid vii. 42; "Herodotus, iv. 59, 62.
  3. ^ "Here each company of youths sacrifices a puppy to Enyalius, holding that the most valiant of tame animals is an acceptable victim to the most valiant of the gods. I know of no other Greeks who are accustomed to sacrifice puppies except the people of "Colophon; these too sacrifice a puppy, a black bitch, to the Wayside Goddess".[28]
  4. ^ "Opposite this temple [the temple of Hipposthenes] is an old image of Enyalius in fetters. The idea the Lacedaemonians express by this image is the same as the Athenians express by their Wingless Victory; the former think that Enyalius will never run away from them, being bound in the fetters, while the Athenians think that Victory, having no wings, will always remain where she is".[30]
  5. ^ a b "Odyssey, 8.295". [In "Robert Fagles's translation]: ... and the two lovers, free of the bonds that overwhelmed them so, sprang up and away at once, and the Wargod sped Thrace, while Love with her telltale laughter sped to Paphos ... 
  1. ^ "Hesiod, Theogony 921 ("Loeb Classical Library numbering); "Iliad, 5.890–896. By contrast, Ares's Roman counterpart "Mars was born from "Juno alone, according to "Ovid ("Fasti 5.229–260).
  2. ^ "Walter Burkert, Greek Religion (Blackwell, 1985, 2004 reprint, originally published 1977 in German), pp. 141; William Hansen, Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 113.
  3. ^ a b c Burkert, Greek Religion, p. 169.
  4. ^ Burkert, Greek Religion, p.169.
  5. ^ "Iliad 5.890–891.
  6. ^ Hansen, Classical Mythology, pp. 114–115.
  7. ^ Hansen, Classical Mythology, pp. 113–114; Burkert, Greek Religion, p. 169.
  8. ^ Hansen, Classical Mythology, pp. 113–114. See for instance "Ares and the giants below.
  9. ^ In the Iliad, however, the wife of Hephaestus is Charis, "Grace," as noted by Burkert, Greek Religion, p. 168.
  10. ^ "Odyssey 8.266–366; Hansen, Classical Mythology, pp. 113–114.
  11. ^ Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia, "The Book People, Haydock, 1995, p. 215.
  12. ^ Harper, Douglas. "Ares". "Online Etymology Dictionary. 
  13. ^ ἀρή, Georg Autenrieth, A Homeric Dictionary. ἀρή. "Liddell, Henry George; "Scott, Robert; "A Greek–English Lexicon at the "Perseus Project.
  14. ^ μάρναμαι in "Liddell and "Scott.
  15. ^ "Walter Burkert, Greek Religion (Harvard) 1985:pt III.2.12 p. 169.
  16. ^ "R. S. P. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009, pp. 129–130.
  17. ^ Gulizio, Joannn. "A-re in the Linear B Tablets and the Continuity of the Cult of Ares in the Historical Period" (PDF). Journal of Prehistoric Religion. 15: 32–38. 
  18. ^ Raymoure, K.A. (2012). "a-re". Minoan Linear A & Mycenaean Linear B. Deaditerranean. 
  19. ^ "The Linear B word a-re". Palaeolexicon, Word study tool of ancient languages. 
  20. ^ "Chadwick, John (1976). The Mycenaean World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 88. "ISBN "0-521-29037-6.  At "Google Books.
  21. ^ Raymoure, K.A. "e-nu-wa-ri-jo". Minoan Linear A & Mycenaean Linear B. Deaditerranean.  "KN 52 V + 52 bis + 8285 (unknown)". DĀMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo. "University of Oslo. Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. 
  22. ^ Iliad, Book 5, lines 798–891, 895–898 in the translation of "Richmond Lattimore.
  23. ^ "Iliad 13.301; "Ovid, Ars Amatoria, II.10.
  24. ^ Athens, NM 3851 quoted in Andrew Stewart, One Hundred Greek Sculptors: Their Careers and Extant Works, Introduction: I. "The Sources"
  25. ^ الاحتلال المقدوني للبحرين ص ١٢٨
  26. ^ "Argonautica (ii.382ff and 1031ff; "Hyginus, Fabulae 30.
  27. ^ a b Burkert, Greek Religion, p. 170.
  28. ^ "Pausanias, 3.14.9.
  29. ^ "Ares". Britannica Academic, Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  30. ^ Pausanias, 3.15.7.
  31. ^ Iliad 4.436f, and 13.299f' Hesiodic "Shield of Heracles 191, 460; "Quintus Smyrnaeus, 10.51, etc.
  32. ^ Hesiod, "Theogony 934f.
  33. ^ Eustathius on Homer, 944
  34. ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3. 19. 7 – 8
  35. ^ Burkert, Greek Religion, p.169.
  36. ^ Berens, E.M.: Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, page 113. Project Gutenberg, 2007.
  37. ^ "Bibliotheca 2. 5. 11 & 2. 7. 7
  38. ^ "Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers, 3. 2
  39. ^ "Bibliotheca 2. 5. 8
  40. ^ "Tzetzes on "Lycophron, 499: Thrace was said to have been called Crestone after her.
  41. ^ "Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers, 19. 1
  42. ^ "Hyginus, Fabulae, 159
  43. ^ "Scholia on "Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 946
  44. ^ "Stephanus of Byzantium, s. v. Bithyai
  45. ^ "Pseudo-Plutarch, On Rivers, 7. 5
  46. ^ "Hyginus, Fabulae, 173
  47. ^ "Scholia on "Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 2. 373
  48. ^ "Scholia on "Hesiod, Works and Days, 1, p. 28
  49. ^ "Pseudo-Plutarch, Greek and Roman Parallel Stories, 23
  50. ^ Homeric Hymn to Ares.
  51. ^ "Odyssey 8.300
  52. ^ Iliad 5.385–391.
  53. ^ Burkert (1985). Greek Religion. p. 169. 
  54. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca 18. 274 ff;, "Ekhidnades".
  55. ^ References to Ares's appearance in the Iliad are collected and quoted at Ares Myths 2

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