The love of these two gave birth to Eros, the deity of passionate love. Despite the fact that Ares and Aphrodite couldn't see each other again, they defied the taboo by having seven additional offspring. These were: Galaia, Anteros, Penelope, Eriphyle, Polites, Laothoe, and Kallisto. Thus, Ares and Aphrodite remain married even after death.
Ares and Aphrodite had three children together. They were Eros, Hephaestus, and Deimos. Eros was the god of love; Hephaestus was the god of craftsmanship and blacksmithing; and Deimos was the god of fear. Ares remained loyal to Aphrodite even after she married him off so many times. However, when Zeus turned his back on him and favored Hera instead, Ares felt humiliated and decided to join forces with Hera to overthrow Zeus.
Ares and Hera's alliance proved to be successful as they defeated Zeus' team (Athena, Hermes, and Themis) at their first attempt. But despite winning, Hera and Ares didn't get along well and soon separated from each other. However, they stayed together for Athena's sake since she needed both of them to help her win against Themis.
Ares punished Alectryon by transforming him into a rooster and forcing him to sing every time the sun rose. These children were: Dia, Eileithyia, Hebe, Hephaestus, Hygiea, Leto, and Pan.
In some stories, it is said that when Ares saw how beautiful Aphrodite had become, he was furious and turned her into a statue. However, this isn't true; she still remains the goddess of beauty even now. In another story told about Ares, if he saw his wife suffering, he would go to any length to save her. But despite all his efforts, he was never able to revive her body once it was dead.
Aphrodite's role in these myths is very important because it shows that she has always been considered the most beautiful goddess in Greek mythology. Her son Eros also became one of the most famous deities in Greek mythology because of their relationship. Even now, if you look up "lovely" or "beautiful" in the dictionary, there will be a picture of Aphrodite on the page.
In conclusion, we can say that both Aphrodite and Ares are important figures in Greek mythology.
ARES The god of war had a long love affair with Aphrodite that lasted throughout her marriage to Hephaistos and beyond. She gave birth to four heavenly sons, Eros, Anteros, Deimos, and Phobos, as well as a daughter, Harmonia. After the death of her first husband, she married again, this time to Cephalus of Pontus, but they also died together in a shipwreck.
So, finally alone on Earth, she fell in love with Ares, who'd been sent by his father, Zeus, to punish her for her sins. They had three children together: Ascalaphus, Aethlius, and Taliessos. When Ares was killed by Heracles during one of his campaigns, Aphrodite cursed him to fall in love with every woman he met. So, when Heracles came to town, he ended up falling in love with Athena, Hera's son by Zeus, as well as Prometheus, Epityon, Alcmene, Hebe, and many others.
After some time, Heracles stopped loving these women because he still loved Aphrodite. So, she asked him to go back to Earth and find someone new to love. When he returned home, he found that all the other women had disappeared. Some say they were transformed into trees, while others say they went back to their original homes around the world.
Aphrodite had numerous lovers and was constantly disloyal to him; in the Odyssey, she is caught in the act of adultery with Ares, the god of battle... boyfriends and offspring.
|Offspring||The Erotes, viz. Eros [c] Anteros [d] Himeros Pothos|
DIONYSOS The god of wine, who had a brief relationship with Aphrodite, was also the father of Eris, the goddess of discord.
So yes, Ares did cheat on Aphrodite with many other women. But he always came back to his wife afterward. She was very understanding about his relationships because she knew how much pain they could cause.
In addition to being the god of war, Ares is also known as the "ardent one" for his passionate nature. This character trait made him a great lover, but it also got him in trouble with his wife. Even after they married, they still loved each other very much and were not ready to give up on their marriages, but they also wanted to explore their sexuality. So they had little trysts here and there without telling their spouses. Eventually, Ares' relationships became so frequent that Aphrodite grew tired of them and decided to get rid of him for good. She sent him off to fight at Troy for her. After he returned from battle, they once again tried to make peace, but it was too late - Aphrodite had already found another husband to replace Ares.
Nowadays, people often ask me if Ares is still married to Aphrodite.