Blood, Lust, and Protection: An Alternate View of Ares, God of the Greek Pantheon

Ares is one of the most popular gods of the Greek pantheon. He is also one of the earliest documented deities, known from the texts much older than the Iliad. This deity is primarily known as a bloody god of war who was thought to help soldiers on the battlefield. But is there more to the story of Ares than his role as a warmonger? What did legends say about his connections to women, such as the Amazons and Aphrodite?

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