Birds of Ares
Also known as Ornithes Areos
- Greek (culture)
- Flying (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
These are a race of birds from Greek legend that shot arrows from the sky. They guarded the Amazonian shrine of Ares the god of war. This shrine was found on a mysterious island in the Black Sea. They attacked Jason and the Argonauts by shooting feathers at them.
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