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    Saturday, April 17th, 2021
    1:25 am
    Text to Melpomene
    I have him. Coming home now.

    Current Mood: accomplished
    Sunday, March 14th, 2021
    1:24 am

    Are you still pissed off

    Current Mood: cynical
    Friday, January 22nd, 2021
    4:12 pm


    Current Mood: exhausted
    11:29 am

    Oi fuckhead, we need to talk
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
    5:16 pm
    Apollo! We need to have words, brother! I know you're slinking around here somewhere like the weasel you are. I'm calling you out! Or face the consequences.

    Current Mood: angry
    Monday, January 11th, 2021
    10:11 pm

    I've had a contact ask for you by name to act as personal security for the foreseeable. You will do whatever they need of you.

    Address is [Aphrodite's address]. After your fight tonight, you will report to them.

    And Tragos, don't try my trust in you. Don't think this means you are off the hook.

    Current Mood: cold
    Saturday, December 12th, 2020
    10:43 pm
    I don't know what Marcella has told you, but she is not to come near my gym again. I want you to make that very clear. She is a temptation and a distraction and you need to keep her under control.

    Tragos is causing me difficulty. I have demoted him. I suggest you be more careful how much you trust him with, or he will take what he wants from under you, because he thinks he can get away with it.

    Current Mood: annoyed
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
    12:00 am
    Why do I keep seeing posters for fucking Hermes every-fucking-where?

    Also I'm back

    Current Mood: confused
    Friday, September 4th, 2020
    9:46 pm
    Text to Melpomene
    Can we talk

    Current Mood: bitchy
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020
    11:07 am

    Were you still interested in collecting the pup? They're ready, if you still want.
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020
    10:15 am
    Fuck that was a good time, Ate

    Gonna have pups soon, if anyone's looking to buy, good fighting stock

    Still want to see the dust of the arena made slick with blood?

    Current Mood: cheerful
    Monday, June 29th, 2020
    10:06 am
    What a motherfuckin party, huh? I really stretched the kinks out, blew out the cobwebs. Only thing it was missing was a fight. Next time!

    Hermes, did I miss seeing you? I really dont remember hahaha

    Poseidon you piker. Bring your hot wife next time.

    Current Mood: lazy
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020
    1:01 am
    exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart

    Then looking at him darkly Zeus who gathers the clouds spoke to him:
    "Do not sit beside me and whine, you double-faced liar.
    To me you are the most hateful of all gods who hold Olympus.
    Forever quarrelling is dear to your heart, wars and battles.
    And yet I will not long endure to see you in pain, since
    you are my child, and it was to me that your mother bore you.
    But were you born of some other god and proved so ruinous
    long since you would have been dropped beneath the gods of the bright sky."

    magnanimous, unconquered, boisterous Ares, in darts rejoicing, and in bloody wars;
    fierce and untamed, whose mighty power can make the strongest walls from their foundations shake

    Ares, unloved son of Olympus, is an asshole. He’s violence, destructive, and aggressive, with insatiable bloodlust. He is the guy you least want to see at the family reunion because he always has to make everything about him and how great he is. He knows everyone rolls their eyes and he doesn’t give a shit.

    Ares is quick to take offense and even quicker to take revenge. He doesn’t do strategy and careful logistical planning. He wades in with his fists and a red rage and if he comes out covered in blood then it’s a job well done. He’s the most Alpha of Alpha Males, toxic masculinity personified, high school jock all grown up. Of course he has a soft spot for Aphrodite. A most beautiful woman can calm the savage beast. In fact he has a soft spot for a lot of beautiful women, not those ugly ballbusting battleaxes who are probably all lesbians but the soft, pliable, feminine beauties. You know, “real women”.

    Ares also loves dogs, especially the kind of dog that looks like it can rip your face off. He’s bred dogs on and off over the years. His current favourites are a pit bull named Boss Bitch (and definitely not in the “empowering” sense) and a doberman x rottweiler cross named Sparta. Once Sparta was entered in an organised dog fight and looked to be losing, so Ares jumped in the middle and killed the other dog with his bare hands. Ares is loyal only to himself, and his reasons for supporting a particular side are his own and can change on a whim. That’s not to say he can’t be bought. He doesn't take losing very well either.

    mortal-destroying king, defiled with gore, pleased with war's dreadful and tumultuous roar
    thee human blood, and swords, and spears delight, and the dire ruin of mad savage fight

    Ares is one of the twelve Olympians at the top of the Greek pantheon, but he is definitely the least popular. He is the god of war, representing the bloodlust and brutality of battle, and although he possesses the physical valour necessary as a soldier, he is a dangerous force that cannot be controlled. His father Zeus found him the worst of his children, stating in the Iliad that Ares was the god most hateful to him. An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality.

    The places which most revered Ares tended to be the most warlike. Sparta held Ares in high regard, and an ancient statue has been found depicting the god in chains, indicating that his power was to be kept with them. Thrace was the birthplace of Ares, and also where he went to recover after being humiliated by Hephaestus.

    Ares in the mythology is a minor player, and although he has had many lovers and children, the one he is best known for is Aphrodite, goddess of love. Together they had seven or eight children, two of which, Phobos and Deimos, or Fear and Terror, rode to war with him in his chariot. Ares is the father of the famed Amazons, warrior women who pursued battle and glory. He also bedded two Muses, Terpsichore and Calliope, and unsuccessfully pursued Persephone.

    The myth that is possibly the most well-known of Ares is of the romance between Ares and Aphrodite. It is said that he fell madly in love with her as soon as he saw her, and instead of his usual style with women he wanted, which was just to make them his, he decided to win her over with gifts and attention, until she reciprocated his love. If they had just gone at it one and done, it would have been fine, but they carried on an affair in secret, making love all night while Hephaestus was in his forge. It wasn’t just a sexual affair, it was an emotional affair too, which made it taboo.

    Alectryon was a young man with whom Ares entrusted the task of watching for the Sun God, Helios, at dawn, and to warn the lovers before the god ascended into the sky and could spy their romance. One morning he fell asleep, and the romance was exposed. Helios looked down and saw their embrace and informed Hephaestus of the adultery. Hephaestus crafted a very fine net with which he trapped the lovers, and in his fury called upon the other gods to see the pair trapped together. The goddesses declined for the shame of it, but the other gods came to see and condemned Ares for his adultery, while at the same time saying they would happily trade places with him because Aphrodite has a bangin’ bod. In the Odyssey, Homer says that Poseidon did not laugh and spoke up for Ares to ask Hephaestus to free him, promising that Ares would pay back the wooing gifts Hephaestus had given to have Aphrodite as his bride, and if he did not, Poseidon would pay the debt; and with that promise Hephaestus released the two, whereupon Ares departed for Thrace in shame and Aphrodite went Paphos in Cyprus, to keep on enjoying being her authentic self. Although the pair were forbidden to see each other again, they defied that order and went on to have a bunch of kids. And poor Alectryon was turned into a rooster, fated to crow when Helios ascends into the sky every morning.

    Ares was also known to battle in the Trojan War, at first fighting on the side of the Greeks, but then switching to the Trojans when Aphrodite asked him to. He fought until a mortal named Diomedes, with a spear guided by Athena, wounded him whereupon he screamed with a voice of 10,000 men and quit the battlefield.

    When the Romans took on the Greek mythology, Ares was renamed Mars, and was a father of the Roman people and thus afforded more dignity as a guardian god than the Greeks gave him. This has tempered him a little, although not much. Over the years, Ares has been involved in one skirmish after another, fighting in many different armies and battles. He came to America as soon as white people did, bringing the classics with them, and joined the fight to defeat the people who already lived there, then the people who would interfere with the people who came second.

    He was a plantation owner in the south for a while, and quite unpleasant about it. After the civil war, he has been involved in several wings of the military, and always eventually gets kicked out for excessive force. He went to Vietnam for a bit, and worked in a Japanese internment camp, and was a police officer, and even then was fired. He's not a pleasant person to have in power. Lately he went to Afghanistan for a short time but was dishonourably discharged again, so now he breeds fighting dogs and is involved with organised crime.

    the wanton lord of war, insatiate of battle-cry

    FULL NAME: Ares, God of War
    CURRENT AGE: presenting as mid-30s
    DATE OF BIRTH: a very long time ago
    PLACE OF BIRTH: Thrace, Greece

    MARITAL STATUS: always looking
    SEXUALITY: straight
    CURRENT RESIDENCE: a walk-up in New York

    PARENTS: Zeus and Hera
    SIBLINGS: Hebe, Eileithyia; Hephaestus; many half siblings via Zeus
    FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS: Aphrodite- lover


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    NAME: Sen
    PB: Jake Gyllenhaal
    RP: Nevermore

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