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Who was Ares?

Ares was the Greek god of war. He was the son of the king and queen of the gods (Zeus and Hera.) He was tall and good-looking and mean and self-centered. Ares loved bloodshed. When the ancient Greeks were at war, Ares often got involved. Ares would sometimes fight on the side of the Greeks, and sometimes fight against the Greeks. The truth was Ares did not care who won or lost, or if a battle was being fought for a good cause or a bad cause. Ares loved battles, with more bloodshed the better. Ares loved to cause trouble. Not even his parents liked him much. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was one of his few friends, and even she, as powerful as she was, approached Mars with extreme caution. Ares did have a best friend, though, who often traveled with him - Eris, the spirit of disagreement.

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