Ares, jealous that his beloved Aphrodite fell in love with the mortal Adonis, killed him in a fit of rage. As punishment was imprisoned in a large bronze jar for thirteen long months by the Aloadai, the giant twin sons of the god Poseidon and Iphimedeia.
Personality and characteristics
Legacy and influence
During the Peloponnesian War, an armor set inspired by and dedicated to Ares was also worn, and eventually ended up in the possession of the Spartan misthios Kassandra. In a letter given to the Follow of Ares Harpalos, Ares is referred to the epithets 'the Bloodstained', 'the Destroyer', 'the Stormer of Cities', and 'He Who Rallies Men'. These are all present in Homer's Iliad.
Behind the scenes
The mural depicting Ares in a chariot in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is based on a painting on an amphora from Late Classical period, depicting the Battle of the Giants and Gods. Notably, Aphrodite and their son Eros have been omitted, and Ares is shown riding the chariot of Dionysos instead of his own.
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Naxos: Bronze Vessel of Ares
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Attika: Areopagus
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
- Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece – Korinthia: The Belt of Hippolyta
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – A Growing Sickness
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Arkadia: The Stymphalian Birds
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Follower's Note
- Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy