Ancient Greek Gods for Kids, Ares - the unpleasant, mean, self-centered, vain, and handsome God of War Illustration

Ancient Greek Gods for Kids
Ares, the God of War

Ares, God of War
Roman name: Mars

Ares was the Greek god of war. He was the son of the king and queen of the gods (Zeus and Hera.) He was tall and good-looking and mean and self-centered. Ares loved bloodshed. When the ancient Greeks were at war, Ares often got involved. Ares would sometimes fight on the side of the Greeks, and sometimes fight against the Greeks.

The truth was Ares did not care who won or lost, or if a battle was being fought for a good cause or a bad cause. He did not care who won or lost a battle. He just liked bloodshed. Not even his parents liked him much.

Ares did have a best friend, though, who often traveled with him - Eris, the spirit of disagreement. The pair of them were nothing but trouble.

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