The Greek god of war. He is always shown as a warrior. Both in myth and art he seems regularly shunned by the other gods though he was Aphrodite's lover.
Above left: Detail from an Athenian black-figure clay vase, about 570 BC. Florence, Museo Archeologico Etrusco 4209. © Museo Archeologico Etrusco, Florence Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 116
Above right: Marble statue. Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano 8602. Photo. Anderson 1942 © Museo Nazionale Romano