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Battle of the War Gods: Ares versus Athena! Understanding Ancient Greek War Deities

Friday, March 10, 2017 8:33
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Sculpture of Athena, 1915 and painting ‘Fire of Troy’

The ancient Greeks had two different gods of war — the wise goddess Athena and the bloodthirsty god Ares. The mere fact that, out of twelve Olympian gods, two deities were devoted to armed conflict indicates the important role warfare played in the social order and the fabric of daily life in ancient Greece.

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