Ares (Greek)/Mars (Roman)
God of war.
Ares was the child of the god Cronus and the goddess Rhea. He had no wife, and for this reason, perhaps, is why he fell under the spell of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Together they had four children. One daughter of Ares was born a mortal. She was raped by one of Poseidon’s sons, Halirrhothius. Ares was furious and murdered Halirrhothius. Poseidon brought Ares to trial in Athens. Ares was released the court later became known as Areopagus (Hill of Ares).
Ares was an unpopular god. He was not generally worshiped by the Greeks, who were afraid of him for his brutality and sadism. Such a god was not considered trustworthy, so Ares did not receive the admiration shown by the combative Romans to Mars.