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Background of Ares in Greek Mythology

Summary: An overview of Ares, the Greek god of war, including stories of his birth, his love for the goddess Aphrodite, his participation in war, and his quests for vengeance.
Background of Greek Mythology

Gaea, the earth, and her son Uranus, the heavens, produced the Titans. The Titans were the old gods who were supplanted by the Olympian gods. Their mother Gaea was probably a neolithic earth mother who was pushed into the background by the patriarchal gods of the Indo-Europeans who invaded Greece during the second millennium B.C. Their son, Cronus was the chief Titan, a ruling god who obtained his power by castrating his father Uranus. Cronus married his sister Rhea, and together they produced the Olympian gods, whom Cronus swallowed at birth to prevent them from seizing the throne. His son Zeus defeated him and the other Titans and bound them in the underworld (Xavr 1 of 3).

Zeus was the supreme god of the Greeks and was portrayed as a strong, mature man with a flowing beard. At first a storm-god who used the thunderbolt...

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