A surname of Ares, deriving from his nurse Thero, though Pausanias thinks that this name arose from the fierceness of the god. A sanctuary of Ares Theritas was located on the road from Sparta to Therapne. It contained a statue that the Dioscuri were said to have brought back with them from Colchis.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 19.8.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.