The God of War in ancient Greece was personified by Ares, the only son of Zeus and Hera. He was characterized by brutish and ill-tempered behavior.

Often loathed by his parents, he was further despised by all his fellow Olympian deities, with the exception of Aphrodite, with which he shared a strong love affair.

It was well known between the Olympians that Ares, though the God of War, was a coward and would often be seen retreating the moment the battles became more intense. It was his sister Eris, Goddess of Discord, and her son Strife that often joined him on the battlefield. Ares was often accompanied by the war goddess Enyo, along with the Gods of Fear, Terror and Panic- all considered to be even braver than Aries himself.

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