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What source makes the claim that Melanippe is a sister of Hippolyta, Penthesilea, and Antiope, and not just another name for Antiope?

According to Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica 2.966ff, Heracles, while performing his ninth task, which required him to obtain Hippolyta's girdle, captured "Melanippe, daughter of Ares," and as a trade,...
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Was Ares a Hero or Villain?

You can't categorize the Olympians with DC/Marvel labels. The Ancient Greeks didn't even think of their gods as we currently think of that concept. Greek gods were regarded much more like the deep, ...
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Why wouldn't Zeus give Aphrodite to Ares when he was the obvious choice?

Aphrodite was the goddess of love. She was described as exceedingly beautiful. And no matter what happens, she was going to get lovers. By giving her to Hephaestus, Zeus effectively ruled out a chance ...
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Is there a story that places the Amazons against Ares?

In the DC Comics version of Greco-Roman mythology there are indeed plenty of stories which pit Ares against the Amazons and those which ally these women with Zeus. There are also some of these ...
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What is Ares' relationship to Themis?

"Athena-ish" Ares? In the mythology, beyond the fact that Ares is a great-nephew of Themis (since she is a sister of his grandparents Kronos [Cronus] and Rhea), the Titan-goddess never ...
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Was Ares a Hero or Villain?

Why would someone worship such a god? So he didn't smite you for your insolence. Who are you, a mere mortal, to presume to withhold due rites from a god? Especially one whom you know is willing to ...
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What were Ares's powers?

Well he's not a strategist, that's Athena. I think it's fair to say Ares is a good fighter. But he's not the best- he's lost to Athena, and he has been on the losing side of a war as well. And that ...
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Was Ares a Hero or Villain?

Ares, Greek god of war, being the epitome of the horrors of war, was accompanied by his children Deimos (dread), Phobos (fear) and Eris, not his daughter but the goddess of discord with several ...
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What were Ares's powers?

He doesn't exactly have a "power" like some of the other gods do. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon have powers like that because they rule parts of the world, with Zeus as king of the sky, Poseidon ruling ...
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Has divine prowess always been considered a factor in determining the outcome of wars?

Is it a general rule? I note that when the Romans were losing badly to Carthage, their reaction was not to think the Carthagian gods were stronger, but to investigate what they had done to offend ...
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