(For the Roman god, identified with Ares, see Mars.) As contrasted with Athena, who added to her other attributes that of being the goddess of well-conducted military operations, he personifies brute strength and the wild rage of conflict.
The two queens have become semi-divine personages, and are worshipped under the name of the two Dard-Eke, the " glorious mothers," being regarded as incarnations of the wife of Siva, representing respectively two of the qualities which she personifies, divine vengeance and divine love.
His original character was that of a solar deity, and he personifies more specifically the sun of the spring-time who conquers the storms of the winter season.
Spencer attempts to account for the state of mind (the foundation of myths) in which man personifies and animates all phenomena.
Hagar in turn personifies a people found to the east of Gilead (1 Chron.