Zeus: Greek deity of sky & thunder. Ruler of the Olympians on Mount Olympus. Son of Cronus & Rhea. Consort was Hera. Symbolized by the lightning bolt, eagle, bull, & oak. His Roman equivalent was Jupiter & his Etruscan equivalent was Tinia.
Mythology - Ares had a miserable childhood. The only son of the mighty Zeus, ruler of the Olympians, and his wife Hera, Ares was disliked by his father from the moment he was born and was barely tolerated from then on.