(Mars) was the god of war. He was the son of Zeus and Hera (Jupiter
and Juno). Ares showed the most violent and brutal parts of war.
Many Greeks did not respect Ares for these traits. He was strong
and loved bloody incidents. Ares loved many women, but Aphrodite
(Venus) was the most famous of his lovers. Together they had Eros
(Cupid). Ares was the father of the Amazons.
Ares was caught
committing adultery with Aphrodite. Aphrodite's husband, Hephaestus,
publicly ridiculed Ares.