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Ares by GENZOMAN Ares by GENZOMAN
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.

Photoshop CS/Bamboo/music: Kali yuga - Therion

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delb19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member
So much detail and one of the best I have seen on deviantart
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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...
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zerkeros Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
as a greek, i'm proud of your works... :') thank you
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willisnance Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!!
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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!
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
The outfit. So archetypical, so epic, I like how you don't see his face. Very accurate.
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LordAresWar Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
ARES!!!!
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
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zizo200575 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
wow panthion :D
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abeFiend Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Your art is a sight to behold, love it
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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 
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