Given Name ARES

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αρης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: A-RES (Classical Greek), ER-eez (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Perhaps from either Greek αρη (are) "bane, ruin" or αρσην (arsen) "male". The name first appears as a-re in Mycenaean Greek writing. Ares was the blood-thirsty god of war in Greek mythology, a son of Zeus and Hera.

Categories

children of Zeus, gods, Greek mythology, mythology, Olympians, war, war deities, warriors
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Aris (Greek)
Entry updated July 11, 2018