Roman Name: Mars
Ancient Greek Gods for Kids
Ares was the god of war. He was true royalty as far as the gods were concerned. His parents were the king and queen of the ancient Greek god world. His father was Zeus and his mother was Hera.
Ares was tall. He was handsome. He was mean. He was self-centered. Nobody liked him much.
Ares best friend was Eris, the spirit of disagreement. The two often traveled together, and they often brought the spirits of Pain, Panic, and Famine with them.
When the ancient Greeks went to war, Ares often got involved. He did not care who won or lost a battle. He just liked bloodshed. His best friend, the spirit Eris, did not care that much about bloodshed, but she loved to cause disagreement - the angrier, the better. The pair of them were nothing but trouble.