Thursday Theories – Ares

I just watched the most interesting documentary on the “evolution” of Ares/Mars.

Here I was thinking (and maybe some of you), that Ares was beloved and highly revered in Ancient Greece Times.

I was wrong!

According to the Documentary I watched, Ares was actually not that revered and was quiet loathed.

In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him.

This is why I love learning, I just assumed, due mainly to the Hollywood versions, I guess. That Ares was a beloved and revered God. In reality, he was not.

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In reality, and not the Hollywood films. Ares was the most despised God and Goddesses. As I watched the Documentary, I could understand why though.

Even in Modern times, most people don’t like War and try to avoid it. Unfortunately, for the Ancient Greeks, War was a every day part of life. However, like all Wars. Wars only bring death (generally of young life), famine, plagues. War generally doesn’t bring anything good.

Unlike modern times, ancient times, War, would have seemed like a necessity. A necessity, but never wanted.

Which then makes sense of why the ancient Greeks wouldn’t have liked Ares himself either. Anytime Ares was around, would have meant death of family and friends, more than likely famine or a plague.

In mythology, the Amazons were daughters of Ares. Which is why the Amazons, had such a vile reputation. Not anything like the DC representation we see now. They were thought to dwell at the edge of what the Greeks considered their ‘civilized’ world and were most often associated with the area around the southern coast of the Black Sea, the city-state, Themiskyra.  Men were only welcomed for breeding purposes, and they killed male infants.

Of course though, the Amazons are only a Myth. There’s no real proof that they actually existed.

Mars Uncovered, BBC Four — Bettany Hughes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p073vng8

BBC Four – Mars Uncovered: Ancient God of War 18 March 2019, Presenter: Bettany Hughes ; Executive Producer Rachel Bell, video

I know, I know…

I am just going to start off this post with a “I know, I know” Myths are, myths. Every story I see of Hades though, he is always trying to release the Titans. I would like to know, why?

What would have made Hades thought that the Titans wouldn’t have done anything to him? Whether he likes it or not, he is a God., like Zeus. I think the Titans would have destroyed him.

Hades
Silly Hades

The Sandman

Today seems like the perfect time to write about “The Sandman” mainly because we are taking care of my Aunties dog and he has developed this new little habit of crying really loudly at 5am every single morning. The night before he came here I didn’t get a good night sleep either, so I have been trying to make up for it and it’s just not happening.

Also I apologise right now if my spelling and grammar is shot to pieces, my brain is just “done in”.

The Sandman comes from the North and Central European folklore and he is supposed to bring good dream, helping you to fall asleep by sprinkling magical sand onto and into your eyes. The eye sleep that you wake up with the next morning was supposed to be proof that the Sandman has done his job.

Not this Sandman…but it’s a really good song all the same.

Published on 19 Mar 2012

Enter Sandman [Official Music Video]
From the album “Metallica”

Director: Wayne Isham
Filmed in June 1991 in Los Angeles, CA
Video Premiere Date: July 30, 1991

© 1991 Metallica