Who is the most badass god in the greek mythology? My vote is for Ares, either him or one of his sons, Deimos or Phobos.
>My vote is for Ares
Most badasses were not Olympian Gods, the Titans is where the baddassery lies, it's even in their names.
Sons of Crios, to be specific:
Pallas - Titan god of War. His wife was Oceanid, Styx, their children include Kratos (the actual one), Nike, and two others.
Perses - Titan god of Destruction. His wife was Eurybia (descendant of Gaia and Pontus, so not exactly Titan), who were related with necromancy. Hekate is their daughter.
Ares had tendency to be absent during battles against Giants, and was a moron, while Athene had the smarts, while being typical Greek goddess (in other words: massive cunt).
I'd say Athena was the most badass Greek god by virtue of being a warrior, a genius, and a woman at the same time in Greek culture, and managed to be just about the only deity that wasn't completely evil.
>and managed to be just about the only deity that wasn't completely evil.
Persephona was pretty good, and Hades was much better than Athena, by virtue of never turning people into flowers or flying people alive, while only once only feeling mint towards not his wife. Persephona turned the nymph, named Minte, into mint plant.
Comparatively I mean. Hades and Persephone don't fucking do anything, I'm talking about Greek gods that interfere in the world, and as far as Athena goes, she's the only one who, though a stretch, could be labelled "good," in contrast to the big ones like Ares, Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, etc whose main characteristics are doing as much harm to humanity as possible.
The worst thing Hephestus ever did was try to rape Athena once but didn't really hurt humans. And Hermes (for the most part) limited himself to dickish things against other deities when Zeus ordered it but wasn't evil to humans.
>Hercules was so strong
Strength =/= Badassness
Reminder that Odysseus was just some dude who had a CHA score of 22 and prestige skill in Bluff and basically just fucked with Poseidon himself for 20 years.
Aphrodite wasn't as prone to fucking with mortals for "insulting" her as Athena was, but she still did from time to time. Psyche is an example, who she tormented for the "crime" of other people thinking the mortal woman was more beautiful than her.
It's Hermes, OP. It's always been Hermes. It's always gonna be Hermes.
Love, yes, but an extremely fickle love. Even when she wasn't actively being a bitch, she would still fuck things up by playing matchmaker without regard for consequences (which could be dire) because she just couldn't help herself.
If you want to get down to it, the only really nice god by both ancient and modern understandings is Hestia, and that's mostly because she just kept to herself and helped with the hearth in the home, and even then I'm sure there is some story representing what happens when a hearth fire accidentally turns into a house fire. Every other deity requires some amount of hand wringing or qualification about how they're just doing a job or only a dick under limited circumstances. That's just what the conception of a deity was until it got refined.
both were immortalized as gods within the stories of Heracles. for Prometheus it's shoertly after Heracles frees him during one of his Twelve Labours. for Heracles it happened at the end of hos life after guest starring in various epics - both extant and lost - since then. Zeus carries him to Olympus along with his wife Hebe.
so i'd say either two of these gods would be the most bad-ass aling with Dionysus as a contestant for dying every year, dying three other times in the myths including being eaten alive for the last one, and not only always coming back but seemingly stronger each time from it and without being fucked up. his weapon of choice: inflicting madness or letting people get eaten by maenads. but only if you yurt his people or attempt to threaten others' rights and liberties
Praise Dionysus lads.
He's got the right idea on how to live.
He's the personification of mètis, there's nothing he can't overcome or acquire.
Completely unrelated but whatever happened to Erebus?
Hesiod just says he spawned the other primordial deities and then he just disappears, isn't killed by his son like his other successors
>Who is the most badass god in the greek mythology?
>being good at things
>not giving a fuck
>having statues with dicks on them
The OG psycho-pimp