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Ares (Auncient Greek: Ἄρης [árɛːs], Μodren Greek: Άρης [ˈaris]) is the Greek god o war. He is ane o the Twal Olympians, an the son o Zeus an Hera.[1] In Greek leeteratur, he aften represents the pheesical or violent aspect o war, in contrast tae the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess o intelligence include militar strategy an generalship.[2]

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  1. Hesiod, Theogony 921 (Loeb Classical Library numbering); Iliad, 5.890–896. Bi contrast, Ares' Roman coonterpairt Maurs wis born frae Juno alane, accordin tae Ovid (Fasti 5.229–260).
  2. Walter Burkert, Greek Religion (Blackwell, 1985, 2004 reprint, originally published 1977 in German), pp. 141; William Hansen, Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 113.

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