Meet Ares, the Greek God of War
The war god Ares is the most hated of all the Olympian Gods, because of his mean character and his inclination Relationships with the rest of the Olympians The god was especially hostile towards Athena, who was also a war deity. Both Goddesses are also patrons of housewives, domestic work and the tending of the home. Relationship with Ares Athena is a deity of war. Ares the god of war was disliked by most of the Olympian gods but Ares was also When he was in the battlefield, nobody could defeat him but Athena who was of Aphrodite who trapped them in order to reveal their illegal relationship to the.
I think not; at least then you are conscious of the distortions. Whereas, when you see someone with your eyes, you forget about the distortions and imagine you are experiencing them purely and immediately.
It is not me. But if you think of them as being in the same class of entities as the Root Rep, which is to say, patterns of neurological activity that the mind uses to represent things that it sees, or thinks it sees, in the outside world, then yes. Suddenly, Greek gods can be just as interesting and relevant as real people.
We start out with Chaos, which is where all theogonies start, and which I like to think of as a sea of white noise—totally random broadband static.
Personally, I like to think of these as crystals—not in the hippy-dippy Californian sense, but in the hardass technical sense of resonators, that received certain channels buried in the static of Chaos. At some point, out of certain incestuous couplings among such entities, you get Titans. But they all get overthrown in a power struggle called the Titanomachia and replaced with new gods like Apollo and Poseidon, who end up filling the same slots in the organizational chart, as it were.
Which is kind of interesting in that it seems to tie in with what I was saying about the same entities or patterns persisting through time, but casting slightly different shaped shadows for different people.
Anyway, so now we have the Gods of Olympus as we normally think of them: Zeus, Hera, and so on. Which brings me to the second basic observation, which is that the Gods of Olympus are the most squalid and dysfunctional family imaginable. And yet there is something about the motley asymmetry of this pantheon that makes it more credible. Then he was warned that Metis would later give birth to a son who would dethrone him, and so he ate her, and later Athena came out of his head.
Whether you buy into the Metis story or not, I think we can still agree that something a little peculiar was going on with the nativity of Athena. She was also exceptional in that she did not participate in the moral squalor of Olympus; she was a virgin.
I knew that was a picture of a virgin on your medallion. Hephaestus leg-fucked her once but did not achieve penetration. The one exception really proves the rule: Arachne was a superb weaver who became arrogant and began taking credit herself, instead of attributing her talent to the gods.
Arachne went so far as to issue an open challenge to Athena, who was the goddess of weaving, among other things. So if Arachne had dissed anyone else in the Pantheon, she would have been just a smoking hole in the ground before she knew what hit her. Arachne declined her advice. And the interesting thing is that the contest turned out to be a draw—Arachne really was just as good as Athena! Only problem was that her weaving depicted the gods of Olympus at their shepherd-raping, interspecies-fucking worst.
This weaving was simply a literal and accurate illustration of all of those other myths, which makes this into a sort of meta-myth. Athena flew off the handle and whacked Arachne with her distaff, which might seem kind of like poor anger management until you consider that during the struggle against the Giants, she wasted Enceladus by dropping Sicily on him!
The only effect was to cause Arachne to recognize her own hubris, at which she became so ashamed that she hanged herself. Athena then brought her back to life in the form of a spider. Kind of an odd combination, to say the least! Especially since Ares was supposed to be the god of war and Hestia the goddess of home economics—why the redundancy? So now the connection to crafts becomes obvious—crafts are just the practical application of metis.
The word that we use today, to mean the same thing, is really technology. The two finally came to good terms and as a matter of fact, the god consented to Cadmus's marriage to his daughter Harmonia, that he had with Aphrodite.
God's link with the greek judicial system In ancient Athens, one very important and very powerful legal and legislative institution was Areopagus Areios Pagos.
In Greek, it actually means "hill or rock of Ares", and refers to both the name of the "ancient council of elders", which usually combined judicial and legislative functions, as well as the site where this council convened. The site itself is a rocky hill, ft m high, northwest of the Acropolis in Athens. According to ancient sources, there are two stories which link the god of war to the origin of the name of Areopagus: Ares had a daughter named Alcippe, who was, according to myth, raped by Poseidon's son, Halirrothius.
To avenge his daughter, the god killed the rapist, but Poseidon appealed to the council of the gods, seeking justice. The court convened on a hillock near the Acropolis of Athens. Ares was declared innocent, but to purify himself from the murder, he was convicted to work as a slave for a year.
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The hillock was later named Areopagus. According to the other story, Areopagus took its name from the war god's daughters, the Amazons, who encamped on the hillock and made sacrifices to their father, before they launched a campaign to remove Athena from the Acropolis.
The myth of Oenomaus and Hippodameia Ares fully armed A very fascinating myth filled with intrigue and associated with the god of war, is the story of Oenomaus, who was the god's son that he had with Harpina, daughter of the river Asopus: Oenomaus was the king of Pisa, in Elis.
Ares, the fearsome Greek God of War
Because of an old prophecy which stipulated that he would be killed by his future son in law, he invited all of the suitors for his daughter Hippodameia, to a chariot race starting from the Temple of Zeus in Olympia and finishing at the Temple of Poseidon at Corinth. Because of the fact that his horses, Psylla and Harpina, were godly gifts from his father, he was sure to outrun his competitors.
His devious plan was that his charioteer, by the name of Myrtillus and who by the way was the son of Hermeswould, when he approached them, kill one by one all the suitors, thus eliminating the threat on the life of Oenomaus which the dreadful prophecy read.
Thirteen suitors had already met their death, when Pelops showed up to take part in the race. Owing to the fact that his horses and golden chariot were gifts from Poseidon,together with the assistance he received from Myrtilus as explained belowhe managed to win the race. Apart from having an advantage over his opponent with regard to the chariot, Pelops came up with a devious scheme to finally kill Oenomaus: He struck a deal with Myrtilus to secretly remove the nails from the king's chariot, thus veering it off course, causing the death of its passenger.Ares and Athena the two faces of war
As exchange for his aid, Myrtilus was promised from Pelops a night with Hippodameia, should he eventually win the race! As expected, Oenomaus was toppled from his seat in the chariot, tangled in the reins and dragged to his death by his horses, thus fulfiiling the prophecy. Before he died, however, Oenomaus cursed his charioteer to die by the race's winner.
His curse later was fulfilled, but the murder of Myrtilus brought a series of disasters on the descendants of Pelops. Some other writers, also list Eros and Priapus as their children. Deimus and Phobus always appeared together and represented Fear and Panic, respectively.
Athena’s Relationship with Other Gods and Goddesses
They accompanied their father everywhere and fought by his side. Their demonic form decorated the shields of Agamemnon, Hercules and Achilles. The Spartans paid particular tribute to Phobus, bulding a temple to honor him. They considered him to be protecting their soldiers in battle, calling him to sow panic in their enemies.
Athena and Ares
Among the heroes, Theseus was the one to honor Deimus and Phobus, alleged to offer a sacrifice to them before going to battle with the Amazons. The god of war was also said to have fathered a son in Libya. His name was Lycastus and he had the habit of killing strangers and sacrificing them to his father. He captured the greek hero Diomedes, who landed in Libya on his return trip to Greece after the fall of Troy.
Lycastus's daughter Callirhoe fell in love with the prisoner, and persuaded her father to set him free.