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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.

Photoshop CS/Bamboo/music: Kali yuga - Therion

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Suiyin02 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's Badass!;) (Wink) 
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eel227 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Photographer
i'm sorry i smell a pantheon skin coming.
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Richiewolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Better hold on to your shield ares, kratos is coming
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grisador Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Spartans... Former badass warriors of myth


Now; they all accepted as .... :(
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21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
You, sir, are an excellent artist!
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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
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SelkisFritz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Powerful!
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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 
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TimeLordJikan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY VARIOUS GODS
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I only have 4 word." GODS' OF WAR ROCK"
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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....
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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.
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mystcART Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Great Job :)
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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
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delb19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
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  Hobbyist Traditional 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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Jime-From-SilentTown Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital 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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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)
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xxThanatosARTxx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
for sparta!!!
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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
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Spartan500 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
make him blue! :D
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David89Six Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Love this
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SymphonyOfFaceless Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Someone stole your art.
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love the details and Centurion armor!
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benycolising Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool And Epic :) :D borrowed it for my project TY :D
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PoisndartDragoon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Writer
That was an impressive artwork there man. Props to you. =D
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
nice work
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BlackOpsNinja Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
You got that on the Internet how and why.  I used it for a project.


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Cexxloc Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
phanteon
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jessesbv Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Very cool! How is he holding his shield? Also, the guys in the background repeat themselves on either side; how did you make them?
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Snakelover95 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its the Ultimate Spartan
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Blood for the Blood God! BLOOD for the BLOOD God! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
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Kenji-Leon-Gunji Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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WEAPONIX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
awesome!
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool description and Depiction! Ares of Bloodlust! God Of War!
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raindropy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PANTHEON FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS.
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Vermink Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an incredible piece of artwork of ares. Nice work :)
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Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Now that's a god i can follow!
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's not forget how he was the one Aphrodite was having an affair with cheating on her husband Hephaestus.
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
wow this best art!!
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InsanityCow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Pantheon?
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Ghostpampo1997 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOL
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