Ares was the God of War in Greek Mythology, and one of the powerful Olympian Gods. Treated with ambivalence by ancient Greeks, and despised by Zeus, Ares represents a necessary but unwelcome aspect of humanity.
Who was Ares?
Ares is the Greek god of war or rather the representation of the unpleasant aspects of war. These are violence, and one might even say blood-lust. He is almost opposite to his sister Athena, who is represented as logical and strategic. Ares is one of twelve other Olympians who ruled different aspects of life and death for the ancient Greeks. Born the son of Zeus and Hera he was said to be hated by both his mother and father. Ares was also unpopular with the other gods and people. Apart from Aphrodite that is, with whom he had an affair and numerous children.