Ares' Blessing is a magical blessing bestowed by Ares or his Roman form, Mars, upon his demigod children. It looks like red fire around them and makes them temporarily invincible.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians


Ares, giver of the blessing

The Last Olympian



Clarisse was given the blessing during the Battle of Manhattan, when Silena Beauregard is killed by a Drakon. Clarisse charged at the monster with no armor to protect herself and she was fueled and protected by rage. She slays the drakon, attaches it to the back of her chariot, and charges Kronos' forces alone. As she charges, her body begins to flicker with red fire and nothing the enemy throws at her hits her. Thalia comments that she has never seen the blessing of Ares in person, while Percy comments that "She was as invincible as I was," as he had bathed in the River Styx.

The Heroes of Olympus

The House of Hades

While Frank was attracting Katoblepones, he started glowing with a red aura. Once he had finished, Hazel commented on how he had grown, and bulked up.

In the House of Hades, Frank received it again, while he was fighting the monsters. He was hit in arm by an arrow, and at first, did not even feel the pain. Also, javelins couldn't touch him and all arrows that went close to him were deflected.


Ares only bestows this blessing when his child is in great rage and the heart is full of craving for war. Mars, Ares' Roman counterpart, also grants this blessing, although it seems the Roman version is leaned more toward tactics and leadership than sole battle skills.


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Frank, who was given this blessing by Mars.

Demigod Abilities: ADHD | Ancient Greek | Aphrodite's Blessing | Ares' Blessing | Artemis' Blessing | Clear Sight | Dreams | Dyslexia | Latin
Object Manipulation: Air | Anatomy | Atmosphere | Bones | Darkness | Dead | Earth | Electricity | Fire | Healing | Ice | Light | Love | Machines | Magic | Metals | Plants | Poison | Sleep | Sound | Temperature | Time | War | Water | Weapons
Other Skills: Archery | Charmspeak | Curse of Achilles | Empathy Link | Mist Control | Prophecy | Seasons Alteration | Shadow Travel | Shapeshifting | Vocal Mimicry | Weaving | Zoolingualism