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A paint of the last year :)

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.

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kostassamgr Apr 8, 2014  New member 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 Apr 8, 2014  Student General Artist
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
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xxThanatosARTxx Feb 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
for sparta!!!
AreisSpartan Jan 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Hey Do you mind if i use this as my YouTube profile pic ill set a link to it
make him blue! :D
SymphonyOfFaceless Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Someone stole your art.…
artboy-2 Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love the details and Centurion armor!
benycolising Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool And Epic :) :D borrowed it for my project TY :D
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