Among the gods, Ares was recognized by his brazen armor and spear that he brandished in battle.
Some commented on the beauty of Aphrodite, others remarked that they would eagerly trade places with Ares, but all mocked the two.
Athena then drove the spear into Ares' body, making him bellow in pain and flea to Mt.
Hera encouraged Diomedes to attack Ares, so he threw a spear at Ares and his cries made Achaeans and Trojans alike tremble.
Hera, Ares's mother, saw his interference and asked Zeus, his father, for permission to drive Ares away from the battlefield.
Ares was the progenitor of the water-dragon slain by Cadmus, and hence the ancestor of the Spartans (the dragon's teeth were sown into the ground, and sprung up as the fully armored autochthonic Spartans).
The sister and companion of murderous Ares was Enyo, goddess of bloodshed and violence.
Heracles slaughtered this abominable monstrosity, engendering the wrath of Ares, whom the hero wounded (Apollodorus 2.114).
One of the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations was to achieve universal primary education, a level of schooling that includes basic literacy and numeracy by the year 2015.
Among the Greeks, Ares was always mistrusted for he was seen as an erratic god of savage slaughter and bloodlust.
Ares was furious and turned Alectryon into a rooster, which now never forgets to announce the arrival of the sun in the morning.
Once the couple was unrestrained, Ares, embarrassed, sped away to his homeland, Thrace.
From the dragon's teeth, sown as if a crop, arose a race of fighting men, the descendents of Ares.
To propitiate Ares, Cadmus took as a bride Harmonia, daughter of Ares' union with Aphrodite, thus harmonizing all strife and founding the city of Thebes.
According to Argonautica (ii.382ff and 1031ff; Hyginus, Fabulae 30) the birds of Ares were a flock of darting birds that guarded the god's shrine on a coastal island in the Black Sea.
The Romans equated Mars, the Roman god of war (whom they had inherited from the Etruscans), with Hellenic Ares, but between them, Mars stood in much higher esteem.
During the war, Diomedes fought with Hector and saw Ares fighting on the Trojans' side.