Ares serves as the Greek god of war and courage. He is born as a son to Zeus and Hera. However, because he lusted for blood and the chaos of battle he was not highly regarded by his godly parents or any other immortal or mortal being.

Ares is known for having numerous affairs with both mortals and goddesses. Arguably, his most famous escapade was with the goddess Aphrodite. The fact that she was married to his brother Hephaestus apparently did not prove to be any obstruction.