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EPITHETS OF ÁRIS 

This list of titles of the God Áris (Ares; Gr. Ἄρης) includes all of the epithets found in Orphic Hymn 65 and more, gathered from various sources. The transliteration method used in this list is Reuchlinian and unique to this website where the emphasis is primarily on pronunciation, but to avoid confusion there are separate entries using the more familiar Erasmian spellings found in English and American universities.

Adámastos - (adamastus; Gr. ἀδάμαστος, ΑΔΑΜΑΣΤΟΣ. Adj. Etym. ἀδάμας, "unconquerable.") indestructible. (Orphic Hymn 65.2)

Ænyálios - (enyalius; Gr. ἐνυάλιος, ΕΝΥΑΛΙΟΣ) war-God.

Alcimus – See Álkimos.

Álkimos - (alcimus; Gr. ἄλκιμος, ΑΛΚΙΜΟΣ. Adj.) valiantbrave. (Orphic Hymn 65.1)

Alloprósallos - (alloprosallus; Gr. ἀλλοπρόσαλλος, ΑΛΛΟΠΡΟΣΑΛΛΟΣ. Noun.) leaning first to one side, then to the other.  See Iliás (Iliad; Gr.  Ἰλιάς) 5.831/889. This is because Áris is not loyal to any particular side, but he is loyal to the struggle and to the souls who are engaged in it.

Ánax - (Gr. ἄναξ, ΑΝΑΞ) lordking. (Orphic Hymn 65.3)

Aphneiós - (aphneius; Gr. ἀφνειός, ΑΦΝΕΙΟΣ. Adj.) rich, wealthy.

Arrectus – See Árriktos.

Árriktos - (arrectus; Gr. ἄρρηκτος, ΑΡΡΗΚΤΟΣ. Adj.) unbreakable. (Orphic Hymn 65.1)

Brotoctonus - See Vrotoktónos.

Enyalius - See Ænyálios.

Hippius – See Íppios.

Hoplochares – See Oplokharís.

Hoplodupus – See Oplódoupos.

Hoplophorus – See Oplophóros.

Íppios - (hippius; Gr. ἵππιος, ÍΠΠΙΟΣ) horseman.

Mægasthænís - (megasthenes; μεγασθενής, ΜΕΓΑΣΘΕΝΗΣ = μεγασθενές. Adj.) very strong. (Orphic Hymn 65.1)

Megasthenes – See Mægasthænís.

Ombrimothymus – See Omvrimóthymos.

Omvrimóthymos - (ombrimothymus; Gr. ὀμβριμόθυμος, ΟΜΒΡΙΜΟΘΥΜΟΣ = ὀβρῐμόθῡμος.)  doughtyindomitable. (Orphic Hymn 65.1)

Oplódoupos - (hoplodupus; Gr. ὁπλόδουπος, ΟΠΛΟΔΟΥΠΟΣ) clattering in his armor. (Orphic Hymn 65.3)

Oplokharís - (hoplochares; Gr. ὁπλοχαρής, ΟΠΛΟΧΑΡΗΣ) rejoicing in arms. (Orphic Hymn 65.2)

Oplophóros - (hoplophorus; Gr. ὁπλοφόρος, ΟΠΛΟΦΟΡΟΣ. Adj.) he who bears arms.

Phrictus – See Phriktós.

Phriktós - (phrictus; Gr. φρικτός, ΦΡΙΚΤΟΣ. Adj.) horrifying. (
Orphic Hymn 65.4)

Polæmóklonos - (polemoklonus; Gr. πολεμόκλονος, ΠΟΛΕΜΟΚΛΟΝΟΣ) he raises the clamor of combat.

Polemoklonus – See Polæmóklonos.

Sceptuchus – See Skiptoukhos.

Skiptoukhos - (sceptuchus; Gr. σκηπτοῦχος, ΣΚΗΠΤΟΥΧΟΣ. Adj.) he who bears a scepter.

Teichesipletes – See Teikhæsiplítis.

Teikhæsiplítis - (teichesipletes; Gr. τειχεσιπλήτης, ΤΕΙΧΕΣΙΠΛΗΤΗΣ. Noun.) he who storms the cities in battle. (Orphic Hymn 65.2)

Vrotoktónos - (brotoctonus; Gr. βροτοκτόνος, ΒΡΟΤΟΚΤΟΝΟΣ. Adj.) the slayer of men. (Orphic Hymn 65.2.)


The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.
How do we know there are Gods? Experiencing Gods.

 

The logo to the left is the principal symbol of this website. It is called the CESS logo, i.e. the Children of the Earth and the Starry Sky. The Pætilía (Petelia; Gr. Πετηλία) and other golden tablets having this phrase are the inspiration for the symbol. The image represents this idea: Earth (divisible substance) and the Sky (continuous substance) are the two kozmogonic substances. The twelve stars represent the Natural Laws, the dominions of the Olympian Gods. In front of these symbols is the seven-stringed kithára (cithara; Gr. κιθάρα), the lyre of Apóllohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων). It (here) represents the bond between Gods and mortals and is representative that we are the children of Orphéfs (Orpheus; Gr. Ὀρφεύς).




PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the pages of this website, you will find fascinating stories about our Gods. These narratives are known as mythology, the traditional stories of the Gods and Heroes. While these tales are great mystical vehicles containing transcendent truth, they are symbolic and should not be taken literally. A literal reading will frequently yield an erroneous result. The meaning of the myths is concealed in code. To understand them requires a key. For instance, when a God kills someone, this usually means a transformation of the soul to a higher level. Similarly, sexual union with a God is a transformation.

The story of the birth of the Gods: Orphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology.
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.


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Pronunciation of Ancient Greek
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