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All cultures have anthropomorphized their gods into humanoid if sometimes grotesque form. Were the Jews the exception? We know precisely what the Hebrew god looked like. We are, after all, fashioned in his own likeness! No wonder the God bequeathed to the world by the Jews turned out to be a monster. A God in Man's Image. Yahweh was a man, no doubt looking remarkably like the bearded sage asking us to worship him.
He actually gets down and wrestles with Jacob, dislocating his thigh Genesis The butchery demanded by god is truly monumental. Just as well Yahweh had several thousand priests to help him trough through the banquet! God kills Uzzah for simply steadying the tumbling Ark 1Chronicles Poor Onan was zapped for using the withdrawal method of birth control Genesis But such isolated vindictiveness palls in comparison with the mass killings of the Lord.
When the autocratic Moses faces a rebellion led by Korah, God uses an earthquake and fire to consume two hundred and fifty rebels. When indignant sympathizers protest at the injustice, God wipes out another fourteen thousand seven hundred with a plague Numbers What a guy!
Natural Born Killers. God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Genesis Boy terrified in ritual abuse in the mountains -Yahweh cult's 'Test of Fear'. Abraham built an altar But the angel of the Lord began calling The story of Isaac is NOT a condemnation of child sacrifice. Isaac was spared not because human sacrifice was seen to be wrong but because Isaac was the "child of promise" and needed to survive.
The yarn requires the normality of human sacrifice. Pergamos, Peania, Carpenter, T. Art and Myth in Ancient Greece. Loeb Classical Library, The Iliad. Penguin Classics, Hope Moncrieff, A. Classical Mythology. Senate, London, National Geographic. National Geographic, Graves, R. The Greek Myths. Penguin UK, The Odyssey. Hornblower, S. The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Ares's sister Hebe "Youth" also draws baths for him. According to Pausanias , local inhabitants of Therapne , Sparta , recognized Thero , "feral, savage," as a nurse of Ares.
While Eros's and Anteros's godly stations favored their mother, Adrestia preferred to emulate her father, often accompanying him to war. Upon one occasion, Ares incurred the anger of Poseidon by slaying his son, Halirrhothius , because he had raped Alcippe, a daughter of the war-god. For this deed, Poseidon summoned Ares to appear before the tribunal of the Olympic gods, which was held upon a hill in Athens. Ares was acquitted. This event is supposed to have given rise to the name Areopagus or Hill of Ares , which afterward became famous as the site of a court of justice.
Heracles slaughtered this abominable monstrosity, engendering the wrath of Ares, whom the hero wounded in conflict.
One of the roles of Ares was expressed in mainland Greece as the founding myth of Thebes: Ares was the progenitor of the water-dragon slain by Cadmus , for the dragon's teeth were sown into the ground as if a crop and sprang up as the fully armored autochthonic Spartoi. In this way, Cadmus harmonized all strife and founded the city of Thebes.
In the tale sung by the bard in the hall of Alcinous ,  the Sun-god Helios once spied Ares and Aphrodite having sex secretly in the hall of Hephaestus , her husband. He reported the incident to Hephaestus. Contriving to catch the illicit couple in the act, Hephaestus fashioned a finely-knitted and nearly invisible net with which to snare them. At the appropriate time, this net was sprung, and trapped Ares and Aphrodite locked in very private embrace.
But Hephaestus was not satisfied with his revenge, so he invited the Olympian gods and goddesses to view the unfortunate pair. For the sake of modesty, the goddesses demurred, but the male gods went to witness the sight. Some commented on the beauty of Aphrodite, others remarked that they would eagerly trade places with Ares, but all who were present mocked the two.
Once the couple was released, the embarrassed Ares returned to his homeland, Thrace, and Aphrodite went to Paphos. In a much later interpolated detail, Ares put the young soldier Alectryon by his door to warn them of Helios's arrival as Helios would tell Hephaestus of Aphrodite's infidelity if the two were discovered, but Alectryon fell asleep on guard duty.
The furious Ares turned the sleepy Alectryon into a rooster which now always announces the arrival of the sun in the morning. In one archaic myth, related only in the Iliad by the goddess Dione to her daughter Aphrodite, two chthonic giants, the Aloadae , named Otus and Ephialtes, threw Ares into chains and put him in a bronze urn, where he remained for thirteen months, a lunar year.
Ares was held screaming and howling in the urn until Hermes rescued him, and Artemis tricked the Aloadae into slaying each other. In Nonnus 's Dionysiaca  Ares also killed Ekhidnades, the giant son of Echidna , and a great enemy of the gods. Scholars have not concluded whether the nameless Ekhidnades "of Echidna's lineage" was entirely Nonnus's invention or not. In the Iliad ,  Homer represented Ares as having no fixed allegiances, rewarding courage on both sides: he promised Athena and Hera that he would fight on the side of the Achaeans Iliad V.
During the war, Diomedes fought with Hector and saw Ares fighting on the Trojans' side. Diomedes called for his soldiers to fall back slowly V. Athene or Athena, Ares's sister, saw his interference and asked Zeus, his father, for permission to drive Ares away from the battlefield, which Zeus granted V. Hera and Athena encouraged Diomedes to attack Ares V.
Diomedes thrust with his spear at Ares, with Athena driving it home, and Ares's cries made Achaeans and Trojans alike tremble V. Ares fled to Mt. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. Her superiority…. Alcippe was raped by Halirrhothius, a son of the god of the sea, Poseidon. Ares avenged the act and was tried before the gods on the Athens hill that later was named after him, the Areopagus.
Mars , ancient Roman deity, in importance second only to Jupiter. Little is known of his original character, and that character chiefly from the cult at Rome is variously interpreted.
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