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Being, basically, the biggest jerk in the Greek pantheon, Ares wasn't all that well-liked or respected. In the Iliad, his own father calls him the most hateful of all gods. Though he was the god of war, it was Athena, the goddess of wisdom, who was responsible for military strategy and leadership; Ares better represented mindless violence and destruction. In the Trojan war, Ares backed the losing side, and Athena backed the winners.
Ares had many children, but the most famous are those he had with Aphrodite: Eros (love), Anteros (requited love), Phobos (fear), Deimos (dread), Harmonia (concord), and Adrestia (revenge). Phobos and Deimos were regular members of Ares's entourage, and the moons of Mars are named for them.
Aris (a variant of Ares) Christofellis is also the name of a (gorgeous) Greek countertenor.
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