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Ares (also known as Mars) is mentioned as a Lord of Kobol as one of two gods given to service in a dedication ceremony conducted by Sister Tivenan for Nicholas Tyrol (The Resistance, Episode 10)

An alternative use of the name Ares is Mars. It even appears to be common to refer to this god as Mars (CAP: "Pilot") and there is even a day of the week or holiday celebrating this god under the name (TRS: "Occupation"). Mars is also the primary god worshipped by Taurons (Caprica), with Sam Adama dedicating a large part of his chest tattoo to this God.[1]

The Temple of Mars is also prominent in Tauron religion, particularly when dealing with how loved ones pass on after a violent act (CAP: "Pilotdeleted scene).

The Sons of Ares are a militaristic group dedicated to this Lord (TRS: "Escape Velocity").

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  1. Wagner, Curt (February 17, 2010). Exclusive: 'Caprica' producer Jane Espenson explains Sam Adama's tattoos (backup available on (in ). Retrieved on March 25, 2010.