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My report is on Ares He is the god of war and violence and in Norse mythology he was the god of war violence and justice He was the son of Zeus and Hera His weapon of choice was a spear because it was magical The magical part of it was he could summon it by call it and the other part of it was if it targeted some one it followed it until it killed it Among the deities associated with Ares were his consort Aphrodite goddess of love and such minor deities as Deimos Fear and Phobos Rout who accompanied him in battle The Roman god Mars with whom Ares was identified was the father of Romulus and Remus the mythological founders of Rome Thus he was more important to the Romans than his Greek counterpart He was also more dignified It was said that his throne on mount Olympus was covered in human skin He was not immortal he could be killed by a human Most gods Romans and Greeks hated him Though an immortal deity he was bested by Hercules in battle and was almost killed when stuffed into a jar by two giants When he was fighting on the side of the Trojans Pallas Athene wounded him She put on the helm of Death and after bending his spear hurled a bolder at him knocking him down senseless he received scant sympathy from his father Zeus The worship of Ares believed to have originated in Thrace was not extensive in ancient Greece and where it existed it lacked social or moral significance Ares was an ancestral deity of Thebes and had a temple at Athens at the foot of the Areopagus or Hill of Ares Once he was caught cheating with Aphrodite and was hung in a net for all the gods to see and laugh at them He is like a big bully because Ares often picked on the
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