God of war, bloodshed and violence. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as a beardless youth either nude with a helmet and a spear or sword as an armed warrior. His sacred animals include vultures, venomous snakes, dogs and boars.
Aries is the first of the 12 zodiac signs and represents anyone whose birthday falls between the dates of March 21 and April 19. The name Aries comes from the Latin word meaning 'ram'.
Goddess of reason, wisdom, intelligence, skill, peace, warfare, battle strategy and handicrafts. She is the patron of city Athens which was named after her. She is commonly shown as being accompanied by her sacred animal the owl.
• Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
○Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, leader of the Islamic revolutionary guard's Quds force, is killed in an airstrike in Bagdad.
○In Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, names Major General Esmail Ghaani the new commander of the Quds force.