Altar to Ares
Ares is considered a difficult character to deal with and was therefore rather unpopular among the other deities and mankind. For this reason, no Greek city wanted to have him as its patron. He often had conflicts and fights with his half-sisters Artemis and Athena, especially during the Trojan War. Ares had his residence up on Mount Olympus and his throne was upholstered with human skin. Usually he was accompanied by Eris, the goddess of discord. Ares was a simple warrior with swift feet. Usually he was riding a chariot, wearing a helmet on his head. In his hands he was holding a shield, a sword or a spear. Ares is considered to be similar to the Roman god Mars, but is generally thought to be more brutal and uncivilized.
Ares is enjoying quite a new "career" lately as books and movies on Greek mythology are featuring him. You can see Ares in "Clash of the Titans" and "Immortals", among others.
I decorated this altar with a red exterior and orange interior, Red is a color associated with Ares, and I used the orange as a compliment. The altar features a statue of Ares,imported from Greece. The base of the statue has Ares' name, but with the alternative spelling of Aris. The inside of the altar is decorated with items associated with soldiers, such as boots, a knife, and a soldier banner done in army camo. The inside lid also features a prayer to Ares, which I liked very much. Although Ares has a reputation as a rough and tough soldier, the prayer portrays him in a different light. I apologize for the photos being sideways. I have been trying to fix this but I have not been able to get them to rotate. Thank you for your patience.