The God of War
Are all the wars that occur on earth today caused by the God of War? Does this mean he is able to impact the world today? Very few people know about the god of war, Ares. Ares is his Greek name, and Mars his roman name. He is well known for his Roman name; Mar, which also refers to a planet in space, However there are only few people who think about the name in both ways: first, as the son of Hera and Zeus, and second as a planet. He greatly impacted the world in which he lived. Ares’ war beliefs are still important today and he is seen as important symbol of war and destruction. Hamilton. (35-36)
Ares was a brave and strong, bloodthirsty hammer. He was tall and handsome but cruel and vain. He is an imperative symbol of war and destruction and a his symbols are a helmet, known as a gleaming helmet to put on his head in war and a sword, to kill people and to fight in the war. Although he was the son of Hera and Zeus, which is one of the reasons that he was famous, unfortunately, he was the most hated god among other Olympian gods. He took pleasure in bloodshed and delighted in battles. <(http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Ares.html>.
Ares, the god of war, was known for many things and as well he was a courageous god. He hated all the gods including his father Zeus, except Eris and Aphrodite, Eris was his daughter and Aphrodite was his wife who was his consort. Amazingly he had few children with his life partner Aphrodite and they’re: Diemos, Phobos, and Enyo, as they are the god of terror, fear, and old war, Ares is not just the god of war but he is also the god of agriculture, war booty, city defense, civil order, anger, violence, courage and fear. Large amount of people from Northern Greece knew him as a god of war. He also had some other names beside Ares which are: Mars (Roman god), Onuris-Auhur (Egyptian god), and Tiu-Tyr (Germanic god). Some of these names influence the present world, such as: “Mars” the fourth planet in the solar system which is named after his Roman name. This name does relate to him because the planet is red and hot which symbolizes blood and fire, meaning war. His name is the Germanic God Tiu or Tyr which represents Tuesday in the present world. <(http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Ares.html>. Encyclopedia. 2001.
Ares had both good and bad deeds. His most favorite activity was to fight for the sake of bloodshed and to fight to save or avenge someone. He had many bad deeds, for instance, one of the bad things he did was that he transformed two people into snakes just because they drank water from a lake named after him. Another of his bad deed was when he had an affair with Hephaestus, who was already the wife of his brother. Ares was also nice as he did some good deeds as well. For example, he arrested the sinful man Sisyphus who kidnapped the God of Death and also murdered Hallirhothios, who raped his daughter. He also aided the warrior women in the battle of Amazon which is a good deed. <www.waltm.net/ares.htm >.
Ares has impacted life in the present world and although he is dead, his influences still affect the world. People have been very thoughtful about him in history. Ares had a real strong personality on earth during his time. We can imagine that all the wars happening in the present world are due to increasing bloodshed, terrorism and warfare and definitely he is very proud of himself as the god of war. The most awesome and amazing part is that he has been remembered in the most popular of things, such as: he is mentioned in rock songs, and computer technology software’s called Ares. He has also been seen in movies, games and stories, such as “The God of War” the PSP game, “Princess Warriors” as one of the important characters and stories in which he is been shown as the protagonist and antagonist. <http://www.Answer.com/Ares >.
In conclusion, Greek gods are very famous in today’s world and people still learn about them. Ares is one of the gods who spread all wars throughout history and his impacts are still taking place through the wars in the present days. Even though Ares had both good and bad deeds, he was one of the twelve Olympians gods. He had a fighting spirit and a strong personality, which are the main reasons he is still famous. He has a great connection to the war in the present world and he has not been forgotten even if he is part of old mythology because his signs are being used and people still use his symbol as a weapon of war.
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(Hamliton 35-36) Hamilton, Edith. Mythology.