Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. He was disliked by both parents. He is the god of war. He is considered murderous and bloodstained but, also a coward. When caught in an act of adultery with Aphrodite her husband Hephaestus is able publically ridicule him. His bird is the vulture. His animal is the dog.
COMMENT: Given that some legends have emerged from time immemorial in the history of humanity, I believe that the legend of Aris may have some relation to the biblical character of Cain, the son of Adam and Eve and that was bloody killing his brother Abel in a cowardly . His symbols are the scavengers of the earth and sky. The dog was once an animal that ate carrion, is now treated in Western culture as a family member, with all the luxuries that modern life can provide.