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Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses - Fun Facts about Ares for Kids

Interesting, short facts about Ares with pictures, mythological information and legends for kids   

Mythical Facts about Ares for kids
Discover interesting information and fun facts about Ares, the Greek god of war, a fierce, powerful warrior who is instantly recognised by his bronze armor. The fun facts about Ares for kids provides a list detailing fascinating information to increase your knowledge about Ares in Greek Mythology.

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Fun Facts about Ares for kids
Discover the legends and myths and religious beliefs surrounding this famous Greek god with these fast, fun facts about Ares for kids and children of all ages.

  • Fact 1: He was the god of war, a powerful warrior recognised by his bronze armor

  • Fact 2: The names of his parents were Zeus and Hera, the King and Queen of the Olympian gods

  • Fact 3: He was one of the 12 gods who resided on the summit of Mount Olympus

  • Fact 4: He and Aphrodite were the parents of Phobos (fear), Deimos (terror), Harmonia (harmony), Eros, god of love, Himeros (desire), Pothos (passion), and Anteros (mutual love)

  • Fact 5: He fought with the other Olympian gods in a War against the Gigantes (giants)

  • Fact 6: He killed the giant Echidnades, a fierce monster and enemy of the gods

  • Fact 7: He was caught in an invisible net by Hephaestus whilst committing adultery with his wife Aphrodite

  • Fact 8: Eris, the goddess of discord, was his companion who always preceded his chariot in battle

  • Fact 9: He his throne on Mount Olympus was upholstered with human skin

  • Fact 10: He sided with the Trojans in the Trojan war against the Greeks, but was wounded in battle with the hero Diomedes and the goddess Athena (see the above picture)

Facts about Ares
The following facts and profile provides a fast overview of Ares:

  • Personality: Difficult, fierce, merciless, moody, unpopular and argumentative

  • Appearance: Strong warrior, always carried his weapons

  • Role & Function: His function is described as being the god of War and champion of the gods, although all the gods disliked Ares

  • Status: Major God and one of the Twelve Olympians

  • Symbols: A sacred shield, a Spear, a Burning Torch, Vulture, Dog, Woodpecker, eagle and owl

  • Alternative Names: None

  • Gender: Male

  • Roman Counterpart: The Roman name for this god was Mars

  • Name of Consort: Aphrodite

  • Name of Father: Zeus

  • Name of Mother: Hera

  • Names of Children: His children included Eros, god of love, Himerus, Anteros, Phobos, Deimos, Harmonia, and Adrestia

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