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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2009, 03:39:12 am »
Well said. He certainly lacks the self-control and dignity associated with the more powerful gods like Apollo and Athene, which might explain why he together with Aphrodite sided with the Trojans who had insulted the hospitality and trust of Menelaus. 
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2009, 03:42:33 am »
But both Ares and Aphrodite are much more arrogant than the rest of the gods, as I've noticed. Of course, there's Zeus and there's Hera, but they kinda deserve to be a little full of themselves.
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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2009, 03:55:10 am »
True. You'd be arrogant too if you were capable of defeating all the gods in Olympus single-handed. And as for Hera, she holds a much coveted position as Zeus's primary consort, an honour which would quickly go to anyone's head I imagine.
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2009, 04:10:30 am »
Yeah, my girlfirends would surely understand her  :laugh:
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2009, 08:44:28 am »
Ares is overrated. The fact that a mere mortal like Diomedes was able to  wound him in the course of the Trojan war makes one wonder if the god of war was truly all that he was cut out to be. Personally, I think Athene was far more impressive as a war deity. Simply by blessing Diomedes, she succeeded in humiliating both Aphrodite and Ares on the battlefield. That speaks volumes about the kind of power and influence that she wielded over warriors.

  Bah, what good is battle if you never feel the bite of your enemy?  The only way to get a war to continue is to make your opponent believe that he continually has a chance.  Ares allows his opponents to defeat or at least thwart him so they will continue to make war, after all, what's more dangerous than a man with a bloated ego?  Destroy a man's hope and he has no desire to continue the battle.  Ares focus was not to conquer, but to drown the world in war, as long as there is blood shed, he is a happy god.  Defeat means nothing to him, in war defeat by someone is inevitable, he knows that.  As for always choosing the loosing side?  Well what better way to glut oneself than to be in the middle of the most carnage.  You don't follow Ares for the win, you follow him for the simple thrill of battle, you follow him for the fight, winning or loosing means nothing.  He was not the god of winning but the god of war, foolish mortals would pray to him so they might win, and if they made pleasing offers, then they might, but fear not, he would answer even poor prayer, for war is what he existed for, bloodshed from violence is what he loved.

  I decided to add a few sites, chosen at random, to cite my belifes of Ares.

http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/blmythares.htm

http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Ares.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ares

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ares-greek-god-of-war.html

http://www.timelessmyths.co.uk/take-arms-ares-greek-god-war.html
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2009, 11:18:44 pm »
This all does not really contradict to what I was saying. He is the god of meaningless war, massacre, slaughter - as far as it goes - genocide.
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2009, 09:41:15 am »
This all does not really contradict to what I was saying. He is the god of meaningless war, massacre, slaughter - as far as it goes - genocide.

  Hence my fav., you see I love a fight, the trill of battle, win or loose, the lust for battle is and always has been a part of my life.
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2009, 03:09:19 am »
Would you beat a helpless person?
He's the god of such deeds as well.
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2009, 08:44:21 am »
  If I were in the middle of battle then yes, you don't have to follow every moral of the gods you know, as long as you are loyal to the majority of its ideals then you may appease them.  Remember, gods need us as much as we need them.
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2009, 10:04:54 am »
Hell, I like Ares, WHY am I arguing?
Oh, I guess just for the sake of it.
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2010, 10:20:17 pm »
Wait.... what's a lamia anyway :? ? I've heard of them but I never actually understood what one was. Also, there's this really cool monster program on the History Channel called Clash of the Gods, it's really good but kinda grusome. Real fun to watch if you want to know how the myths all come together  :-D
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2010, 09:09:35 am »
  Seems no one knows how to use a search feature.

  http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Lamia
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Re: Greek Monsters
« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2010, 06:28:55 pm »
Ares.... Is not the act of waging a war.... he is the act of fighting it.

Athena's domain is strategy, tactics, supplies, and training all physical and mental aspects. Ares is the frenzy, the horror, the suffering, savagery, and rush of battle, he is the human cost. He is the spirit of battle.

Athena is order. Ares is chaos.


Athena is human planning, Ares is Human feeling.

Athena is what you know, she is knowledge. Ares is what you feel, what makes you human.




SO it could be argued that ares is morale, and iron will..... And maybe the god of Stimulants.


Athena would be the other side of the equation




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« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2010, 01:06:35 am »
Ares.... Is not the act of waging a war.... he is the act of fighting it.

Athena's domain is strategy, tactics, supplies, and training all physical and mental aspects. Ares is the frenzy, the horror, the suffering, savagery, and rush of battle, he is the human cost. He is the spirit of battle.

Athena is order. Ares is chaos.


Athena is human planning, Ares is Human feeling.

Athena is what you know, she is knowledge. Ares is what you feel, what makes you human.




SO it could be argued that ares is morale, and iron will..... And maybe the god of Stimulants.


Athena would be the other side of the equation






  And that's what makes him so perfect for me.
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