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In Greek mythology, Ares (Ancient Greek: Ἄρης [árɛːs], Μodern Greek: Άρης [ˈaris]) is the son of Zeus and Hera. Though often referred to as the Olympian god of warfare, he is more accurately the god of bloodlust, or slaughter personified: "Ares is apparently an ancient abstract noun meaning throng of battle, war."

He is also know under this titles:

* Brotoloigos (Βροτολοιγός, ‘Destroyer of men’ );
* Androfontes (Ανδρειφοντης, ‘Killer or men’ );
* Miaiphonos (Μιαιφόνος, ‘Bloodstained’ );
* Teikhesiplêtês (Τειχεσιπλήτης, ‘assailant of walls’ );
* Maleros (Μαλερός, ‘brutal’ );
* Teritas (Θηρίτας, ‘beast" ), by Tero.

He is an important Olympian god in the epic tradition represented by the Iliad. The reading of his character remains ambiguous, in a late 6th-century funerary inscription from Attica: "Stay and mourn at the tomb of dead Kroisos/ Whom raging Ares destroyed one day, fighting in the foremost ranks".

The Romans identified him as Mars, the god of war and agriculture, whom they had inherited from the Etruscans; but, among them, Mars stood in much higher esteem. (See also Athena.)

Among the Hellenes, Ares was always distrusted. Although Ares' half-sister Athena was also considered a war deity, her stance was that of strategic warfare, whereas Ares's tended to be one of unpredictable violence. Athena and Ares were enemies. His birthplace and true home was placed far off, among the barbarous and warlike Thracians, to whom he withdrew after his affair with Aphrodite was revealed.

"Ares" remained an adjective and epithet in Classical times, which could be applied to the war-like aspects of other gods: Zeus Areios, Athena Areia, even Aphrodite.

In Mycenaean times, inscriptions attest to Enyalios, a name that survived into Classical times as an epithet of Ares. Vultures and dogs, both of which prey upon carrion in the battlefield, are sacred to him.

Photoshop CS/Bamboo/music: Kali yuga - Therion

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Espiritu-de-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hola genzo, sólo vengo a decir que esta ilustración se usó en league of kings una app de microsoft store, espero que lo hayan hecho con tu permiso, saludos!

Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Mars and Venus stood in much higher esteem because the Romans thought of themselves as the Sons and Daughters of Mars and Venus (Maternally through Aenas, paternally through Rhea Silvia.) Plus, warfare for the SENATVS POPVLESQVE ROMANVS was viewed as a necessary thing to secure peace, hence why Mars appears as a protector.
sinkarazor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, permit me to share your picture
Dreali85 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
The original BAD ASS!!!
quentinlars Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant... love the Spartan feel to this... truly epic!
Camarimore Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Very nice picture, love it.
netharow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot... just hot....
Onikintsu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Crap, gotta FAVE this!! TOO good :D
TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Thought I'd let you know your drawing was used here:…
Raakone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Impressive Ares depiction there!
DWestmoore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How did Kratos beat this guy again? :D
UltimateDemonBeast65 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Because Kratos was not bound by the afterlife so he could just come back. Plus he used the pwoer within Pandora's Box which is power that could, if unleashed, bring about the apocalypse.
Astrologeye Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great light & dark contrast, and I love your sharp action like style!
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
the problem with Ares is that he's kinda of a misunderstood  god. He causes chaos maybe because he's trying to get his father's attention. Athena has always been seen as the favorite but Ares is his first son. He tries to get stronger to become more powerful than Athena because he wants his father's attention. When in a large family that's probably the only way. But he is similar to Zeus if you look at it. Craves action, becomes stronger to equal father, the misunderstood sibling, ladies man, cares for his kids, son of a powerful god, 
LordAresWar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree to this cause I for one hate being ignored and eben tho im thebonly child my laretns are always saying I should bebmore like my cousin whos in collage
Xnitrous Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
I have seen this before with a bunch of the god protraits
Suiyin02 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's Badass!;) (Wink) 
eel227 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm sorry i smell a pantheon skin coming.
Ghostharp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
eye of the void begone!
eel227 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am everywhere... 'floats away'
Richiewolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Better hold on to your shield ares, kratos is coming
grisador Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Spartans... Former badass warriors of myth

Now; they all accepted as .... :(
21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
You, sir, are an excellent artist!
V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconkratosplz: god of war, I have not forgotten you, for what you did, this earth shall become your grave
SelkisFritz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
darksidersreaperlord Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I just love these pictures you guys bring on here truly a superb work of art all my life i have seen great art and this goes exceeds great art by a million times 
TimeLordJikan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheReptilianGeneral Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I only have 4 word." GODS' OF WAR ROCK"
Promthanius Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Writer
Can we make it a "God Pantheon" skin in League of Legends? I'd buy it!
Great work, btw. I've spent so many hours in your art now...I need to do homework....
Rothgar-Grimhammer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE this one. Really nice take on him the way you gave him Spartan armor.
mystcART Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Great Job :)
LordAresWar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love ares he is awesome!!!!! I cam across this while listening to this war is our and looking stuff up on him and I like screamed this is so awesome in the middle of store XD
delb19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
So much detail and one of the best I have seen on deviantart
tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some claim the dog was shamed when brutal Ares chose it to be his sacred beast...
zerkeros Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
as a greek, i'm proud of your works... :') thank you
willisnance Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SirSamael Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
really badass!!! I like a lot your work on mythology and the way you searched for informations... very good!
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
The outfit. So archetypical, so epic, I like how you don't see his face. Very accurate.
LordAresWar Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zizo200575 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
wow panthion :D
abeFiend Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Your art is a sight to behold, love it
kostassamgr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i realy like your art (i'm Greek BTW) all the gods you have made are very well made .well done !. and i really like ppl how are making very nice art of greek stuff go on ther is more than 12 gods you have 10000 left xD the 12 gods that most ppl know are tha basic ones and by basic i mean the ones wich every town/city belived they belived to more that 200 gods and they even made up ther own ones i wanna see more 
Jime-From-SilentTown Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
holy shit D: i've been watching your art for a while now and i had no idea you liked this!! now I think you're even more awesome
mgm97 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
If you like mitologic characters and want to show your art please join my group: mitology-and-fantasy.deviantar… its just starting :) (Smile)
xxThanatosARTxx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
for sparta!!!
AreisSpartan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Do you mind if i use this as my YouTube profile pic ill set a link to it
SuiteSwede Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
make him blue! :D
David89Six Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Love this
SymphonyOfFaceless Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Someone stole your art.…
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