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For his Roman alter-ego, see Mars
"Surrender your prisoner in the name of Ares, the god of war!"
"Mars is the Roman god of war, Jefferson."
Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein[src]


Ares was the Greek God of war.

Biography

In the ancient past, the Greeks worshipped Ares as the god of war. The Romans then based their god Mars on Ares.

Time-traveling in 49 BC, Jefferson Jackson impersonated Ares while attacking Julius Caesar's forces, who were Romans, before Martin Stein corrected him that Mars was the Roman god of war.[1]

In 2020, Charlie mentioned that the Greek gods have died out because they depended on humans’ worship for power. It is unknown whether or not Ares found a way to sustain worship to survive, as Dionysus did.[2]

Appearances

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Season 5

Behind the scenes

  • In Greek mythology, Ares is indeed the god of war, one of the twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. He often represents physical, violent and untamed aspects of war, in contrast to his sister Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.
  • In the DC comics, Ares, derived from Greek mythology, is famously a villainous cosmic entity who acts as antagonist to Wonder Woman. Although Ares sometimes takes the form of Mars, there are numerous separate versions of that character as well, some of them co-existing with Ares.
    • The same year as "Aruba-Con"​, where Ares was first mentioned, aired, the movie Wonder Woman based on DC comics featured him as a main antagonist.

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