Another son of Zeus, Ares was perhaps more a legitimate son to the Father of the Gods, as his mother was Hera, the wife of Zeus. He was originally looked on as a god of the storm and the tempest, and more particularly the hurricane. There is no doubt that he was the most terrible and fierce of all the gods, finally finding his niche as the god of war. Ares delighted in slaughter and massacre on a grand scale, and in this he was the antithesis of Pallas-Athene, who was the goddess of well-matched chivalrous fights. Pallas-Athene was invulnerable in battle, and always on the side of the victor, whereas Ares, being the very personification of war, was often wounded, and sometimes even taken prisoner.