God of the Week: Ares

05/02/2011: Ares

Ares is the ancient Greek god of war. What is he good for? Absolutely nuttin’! I’ll say it again!

How bad ass was Ares? Before a battle, Greek youths would sacrifice a puppy in his honor.

Forms of his name have been found in Mycenaean Linear B tablets (12 to 16th century BCE).

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