Did the Spartans worship Ares?

Did the Spartans worship Ares?

Unlike his Roman counterpart, Mars, he was never very popular, and his worship was not extensive in Greece. He represented the distasteful aspects of brutal warfare and slaughter. At Sparta, in early times, at least, human sacrifices were made to him from among the prisoners of war.

How many children did Ares have?

Consort Liaisons with Aphrodite and others
Children Erotes (Eros and Anteros), Phobos, Deimos, Phlegyas, Harmonia, Enyalios, Thrax, Oenomaus, Cycnus, and Amazons
Roman equivalent Mars
Norse equivalent Týr

Who is the son of Ares?


What did Ares do in the Trojan war?

ARES RALLIES THE TROJANS AGAINST NEOPTOLEMOS. After the death of Akhilleus, his son Neoptolemos took his place as the leading warrior of the Greeks, and routed the Trojans. Ares descended from heaven and drove the Trojans back into battle.

Who did Ares fear?

In Classical Greek mythology, Phobos exists as both the god of and personification of the fear brought by war. In Roman mythology, he has also been referred to as Pavor or Terror….Phobos (mythology)

Personification of fear
Possibly Phobos and Ares in Ares’s chariot (510-530 BCE).
Abodes Mount Olympus
Personal information

Who was Sparta’s main god?

Sparta, Laconia and their allied neighbours shared a cult of a heavily militarised form of Apollo in defence of their borders with Argos. Sparta’s foundation myth credited the demi-god Hercules as proto-founder, and ancestor of their early kings.

How many lovers did Ares have?

(1) DIVINE LOVES (GODDESSES) She bore him four divine sons and a daughter: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos and Harmonia.

Who is Ares lover?

As you may have gathered, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, was the secret lover of Ares. I say secret because Aphrodite was actually married to someone. Her husband was Hephaistos (Ἡφαιστος), the god of fire, smiths, and craftsmen.

What did Ares fear?


GOD OF WAR & BATTLE Patron of: Warriors Favour: Driving armies; Bravery; Fighting-strength & endurance Curse: Routing armies; Cowardice; Death on the battlefield
GOD OF COURAGE & FEAR Patron of: Courage; Manliness Blessings: Courage Curse: Fear; Cowardice