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Interesting Facts about Ares

ares and the areopagus trialAres was the first Greek god to be tried on the hill of Areopagus, the highest council of Ancient Greece. Ares was accused by the Greek god Poseidon for having murdered his son Alirrothios, because Allirrothios attempted to rape Ares' daughter, Alkippe.

ares and the month marchThe month March was named in honour of Ares (Mars), and war dances were held during that period.