Ares is not a very popular god. I'd say in a lot of areas he is pretty reviled. People need to keep in mind that the gods can give or they can take. Ares is not only the bersker, the bloody warrior, the lover of battle. He is also the protective father, the defender of the home and land, the policeman. Some areas would chain his statue as a representation that they wanted him kept close to their home in order to defend it. If you believe that he is the same as Mars, then he also has agricultural aspects (which makes a lot of sense, since blood is a really good fertilizer). But today, I'm not here to discuss Ares but to offer a prayer to him.