Ares: Greek god of war and bloodlust, Ares is the violent son of Zeus and Hera. He loves to see people fighting, but is just a brute force and not much of a strategist. At heart, he has proven himself a coward, like most bullies, but he is too proud and thinks too much of himself to admit it. His symbol is a bloody spear; his animal the wild boar. He was Aphrodite's lover.