my blood sings battle hymns
my blade like an extra limb
as much as I f i g h t it
the soldier in me fights harder
Anonymous asked: I'm trying to find a quote or saying or a hymn to Ares, I'm designing a sweatshirt and and looking for one to put on it that really speaks Ares. I'm looking around and I figured it would be good to have a second opinion. THanks
I don’t know how long of a quote you’re looking for but Theoi has basically every ancient quote about him ever (which is sad because it tells you how few there are). I’ll quote a few of my favorites and a few notable ones below, but give the rest a look too. Each of the links in the “Index of Ares Pages” box will take you to quotes on a new subject about him.
Bright-helmed Ares, strong of arm and stern of visage,
firm of stance, unyielding of will, ever ready
to face any foe, to hold the line against
all who may come, to battle until the end.
Ares, son of noble Zeus and wise Hera,
cherished by golden Aphrodite, honored
by those who call on you for strength and courage,
in the north were you much honored in times of old,
in Thrace and Thessaly were you held in esteem
by those whose lives were harsh, whose world was stony,
whose comforts were hard-won. Ares who answers
the prayers of the despairing, I honor you.