Mars (Greek Ares)
In mythology, the Roman god of war, Ares for the Greeks.
Before being associated with Ares, Mars was principally an agricultural god in Roman mythology. Ares was mainly worshipped in Thracia, a region of Greece known for its fierce people.
The son of Zeus and Hera, Mars was tall and handsome, but vain, cruel, aggressive and blood-thirsty, personifying the brutal nature of war. He was unpopular with both gods and humans. His sister Eris, the goddess of strife, is his constant cohort, but he is also attended by his sons Deimos and Phobos, as well as Enyo, an old war-goddess.
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