Ares Olympian Pendant
The warrior god Ares (known as Mars to the Romans) is depicted in a coin-style medallion. The reverse side has a Hoplite (spearman) warrior.
Made in the United States of lead-free pewter. Pendant comes on a descriptive card with a black woven cord.
Symbol of Ares: Spear
Attributes of Ares: Boldness, Decisiveness
Dimensions: Approx. .8 in (diameter)
The twelve Olympians are the most important deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons. Each presides over a different aspect of life, from love and family to craftsmanship and trade. We're proud to offer this series of twelve medallion pendants for devotional and magickal use.
Our Olympian pendants are inspired by real classical artifacts and cast in fine lead-free pewter. Choose a pendant representing your patron or matron deity, or collect them all!
Ares is the Greek god of war. His Roman counterpart is Mars. He represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister, the armored Athena who represents military strategy as a goddess of intelligence. He embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war and was a dangerous force. His sons Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos) and his lover, or sister, Discord (Enyo) accompanied him on his war chariot.
During the Trojan War, Ares favored the losing side whereas his sister Athena favored the victors (the Greeks), placing his value as the god of war in doubt. He was known as the lover of Aphrodite, but was caught and humiliated for this by her husband Hephaestus. His Roman counterpart Mars, though, was given a far more dignified status as a father figure and a guardian deity in the ancient Roman religion.