The Greek and Romans were renowned for their power and strength over other nations. They are characterized by unique cultures and traditions; but their unique feature also lies in the fact that they have known many gods. To know about the power and success of the Greek and Romans, it is helpful understand their mythology.
Prem Rawat is an ambassador of peace who works for maintaining universal peace. For him, he shares his words of peace to establish peace within each individual and in the world. On the other hand, the Greek and Romans had their gods of war and peace to help them establish harmony. Our focus in this article is to know the deities of war and peace in theGreek and Roman mythology.
Greek and Roman mythology
A mythology consists of myths or stories in ancient Greece and Rome. They teach us about the origin of life and the initial nature of the world. The myths show examples of Roman and Greek ritual practices and cults. The myth also tells stories about the roles and actions of the Roman and Greek deities and gods. They also talk much about their heroes and other supernatural creatures.
The Greek and Roman mythology talks about the presence of some spirits to help people win a war. In addition, there are also gods and goddesses who lead the army and militants at war. Nonetheless, they called upon the help of the deities of peace to restore harmony in the society after war. Let us find out the most important deities of wars and peace in the ancient Roman and Greek mythology.
Greek and Roman deities of war and peace
- Ares: Ares is the most powerful god of war. He aboded in different parts of Greece like Mount Olympus, Thrace, Macedonia, and also in Thebes, Sparta and Mani. At war, he is symbolized by a sword, a spear, a shield, a helmet or a chariot. However, in sports, he is represented by a flaming torch, a dog, a boar, or a vulture. His Roman equivalence is Mars. He is behind any untamed, violent wars.
- Enyo: Enyo is a goddess of war in the Greek mythology. She accompanies Ares in battles. She embodies conflicts and strife, who is responsible for orchestrating plots to destroy cities and cause many casualties at war.
- Bellona: Bellona is the Roman goddess of war. She is symbolized by a military helmet, a sword, a spear, or a shield. She is also represented by a torch. She often accompanies Mars at war. She is responsible for bloodshed in a battle.
- Honos: Honos is the Roman god of honor and he was associated with Virtus who is the goddess of bravery. He is embodied as a man with a chaplet of bay leaves, and his partner is represented by a helmet.
- Minerva: Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom. She is the equivalence of the Roman goddess Athena. Minerva and Athena are goddesses of war, crafts and medicine.
- Amphillogiai: Amphillogiai are the Greek goddesses of disputes. They consist of many goddesses who have different roles, as causing strife, battles, pains, murders, ruins, starvation and other human problems. In this context, each problem is a personification of a Greek goddess.
- Androktasiai: Androktasiai is the Greek spirits which induce armies into slaughter in battles.
How to make peace and avoid war
The world is torn out by endless conflicts and wars in many countries. Thus, it is vital to promote global harmony through peace initiatives. For example, you can volunteer at the Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) and do humanitarian acts.
Otherwise, you can give your supports to the needy and those who are deprived of their basic rights due to wars through donations. Another good way is also to share those messages of peace to everyone around you.