The Lovers of Ares in Myth
The fierce god Ares
was often inflamed with lust in Greek mythology - lust for battle, that is. Indeed, it is fair to say that Ares was obsessed with war, almost to the exclusion of anything else. The god did, however, have an eye for the female form, and his appetite for Aphrodite, the alluring goddess of love and beauty, at times almost rivaled his desire to do battle. In consequence his conquests off the battlefield are nearly as legendary as his victories and defeats in combat. So let us learn more about the passionate loves of Ares.
| the beautiful Greek goddess of love certainly snared the god of war with her irresistible charms - the pair together conceived several children, including Deimos, Phobos, and Harmonia
| as a result of her affair with Ares, the nymph Cyrene gave birth to a son named Diomedes
| the Greek goddess of the dawn engaged in an ill-advised tryst with Ares, which ended badly for Eos when Aphrodite discovered the relationship
| some sources for mythology state that Ares and Pyrene were the parents of Cycnus
| Sterope was one of the Pleiades
(daughters of Altas
and Pleione), and according to some versions of the tale, she was a lover of Ares and the mother by him of Oenomaus
Ares in Art
| for pictures and information about Ares in art, visit the Mythography gallery!
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