Symbols of Ares
Ares symbols are his spear and shield. Also, his sacred animal is a dog.The male gender sign represents the weapons of Ares.
Facts about Ares
- One of the Twelve Olympian Gods
- Son of Zeus and Hera
- Ares was described as Aphrodite’s lover and was held in contempt by her husband, Hephaestus. The affair between them was not a secret among the Olympians.
- Otus and Ephialtes, twin giants, imprisoned Ares for a lunar year by binding him with chains of brass; he was eventually rescued by Hermes.
- When Aphrodite fell in love with the mortal Adonis, Ares became jealous. He turned into a boar and attacked Adonis with his tusks killing him.
- Ares had a sister named Eris, who was the Goddess of Discord