Athena, was the daughter of Zeus and Metis. She sprang into being fully formed and fully armed from the head of her father after he swallowed the pregnant Metis. She avoided ignorant violence and partook in the boldness of wisdom. She avoided losing her virginity to Hephaistos, and she slid out of the bridal bed. The spilled semen from Hephaistos fell to the ground and grew into the serpent Ericthonious.
Her active support of Athens aided the return of Oydesseus back from the Trojan War.
Heracles, Roman named Hercules, is the greatest hero of Greek mythology. He was the son of the Theban, Alcmene, and Zeus.
Hera, Zeus’ wife and sister, pursued him with relentless hostility. She drove him so mad that he killed his own family. To expiate himself of his crime, he undertook the famous twelve labours. The were: The killing of the Nemean Lion with his bare hands, the killing of the Hydra - the nine headed dragon sacred to Hera, the capture of the Arcadian stag, the slaughter of the Erythmanian boar, the cleaning of the Augean stables which contained 3,000 oxen, the killing of the Stymphalian birds - the creation of the War God Ares, the capture of the bull which Poseidon had sent to the King Minos of Crete, the capture of the flesh-eating horses of Thrace, the seizing of the girdle of the Queen of the Amazons, the capture of the Oxen of Geryon, picking the golden apples of Hesperides, and bringing the three-headed dog Cerberus from the Underworld.
His remains belonged to no city or region, and he had no grave.
Being an archetypal wizard, he was the reason behind the bonding of the royal couple King Uther Pendragon and Igraine. He did this deed of seduction by magic arts, which he also used to build Stonehenge. (The stones came from Ireland and were established as a monument to British nobles killed by the Saxons.) He also built the Roundtable. To this day there’s the alleged Roundtable hanging on a building in Winchester. Geoffrey of Monmouth reckoned Merlin’s father was a demon, and the end of Merlin was a testimony to the power of the Fairy World and how prominent it really was. He fell in love with Nineve, a daughter of a Siren, who he taught enough magic to make him prisoner of a spell. He was forever trapped in an enchanted wood.
Mars, Ares’ roman counterpart, was exalted higher than Ares. In fact, Ares was an unpopular deity. He was bloodthirsty, brutal, widely known as a coward. Mars was considered the son of the builder of the walls of Rome, Romulus. He protected farmers, herdsmen, and sometimes went by the name Silvanus. Which in Latin means “of the woods.” Considered a deity of woods and fields, he promoted the cattle’s fertility and warded off wolves. Receiving sacrifices of grain, milk, meat, wine, and pigs only emphasized how worshiped he was. March is the month of Mars.