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Alexiares (Gr: Αλεξιαρης) and his brother, Aniketos, are the gods of sports, athletics, and defensive strategy, twin sons of Hebe and Herakles. They are not mentioned much in ancient myth, except for their birth announcement, but they are known to be eternal children and worshipped mainly in Thebes and Rhodes.


Herakles & Hebe


Aniketos (Twin Brother) & (Many half-siblings on his father's side)

Ancient Text

"[Herakles] achieved immortality, and when Hera's enmity changed to friendship, he married her daughter Hebe, who bore him sons Alexiares and Aniketos."
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 158 (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.)