The Roman god Mars was not on Mount Olympus, but his Greek counterpart lived there. Ares, the Greek god of war, lived among the other Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hermes, Dionysus and Hephaestus.Know More
In Greek mythology, Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera, and he is Aphrodite's lover. His temper and untamed violence contrast with Athena's focus on military intelligence and strategic movement. He fathered more than 50 children, including Phobos, whose name means "Fear;" Deimos, meaning "Terror;" and Adrestia, meaning "Revenge."
Worship of Ares' strength and resilience was not widespread. Statues and temples were located in Sparta, Athens, Geronthrae, Tegea and Thebes.Learn more about Folklore
"Jack Sprat" is a traditional English nursery rhyme whose main verse says, "Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean. And so between them both, you see, they licked the platter clean." Though it was likely sung by children long before, "Jack Sprat" was first published around 1765 in the compilation "Mother Goose's Melody."Full Answer >
There is no proof that the Mongolian Death Worm exists, but cryptozoologists have developed a profile of it, according to Animal Planet. The worm is described as being 2 to 5 feet in length, 2 inches thick, bright red in color and lacking an identifiable head or tail.Full Answer >
Examples of folk tales include "Johnny Appleseed," "Babe the Blue Ox" and the "Headless Horseman." These are types of American folktales.Full Answer >
To learn folk songs, research folk song repertoire and listen to folk singers and recordings of folk music. Online archives and general websites devoted to folk singers and folk song literature such as FolkAlley.com and WoodyGuthrie.org are useful as learning tools.Full Answer >