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Leonidas Olympia

Strategos Leonidas Olympia- Agiad (a.k.a. Idas, Leon, Agiades, Anaxandrides, King Leo-Needy)

For you, inhabitants of wide-wayed Sparta,
Either your great and glorious city must be wasted by Persian men,
Or if not that, then the bound of Lacedaemon must mourn a dead king, from Heracles' line.
The might of bulls or lions will not restrain him with opposing strength; for he has the might of Zeus.
I declare that he will not be restrained until he utterly tears apart one of these.
  Sparta and Thermopylae. The Three Hundred. The bravery of a heroic King. Leonidas is one of the few beings in the Cosmos to know the Creatrix' personal touch and to have survived looking into her eyes.   One of the Resurrected, Leonidas was returned to life in circumstances few but Ares Mars Olympia and Persephone Kore Chthonia are aware of in detail.   Since awakening to Midgard, Leonidas took up his post as Ares' right hand. This post grew, until Ares and Leonidas fell in love and with Aphrodite's blessing, became lovers.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

The man works out harder than even Ares, to keep up with his spouses and with training his elite forces known as The Six Mora (including Leander).

Body Features

A few scars, otherwise Leonidas remains fairly young as Ares continuously feeds him nectar as a safeguard in case Death might attempt to touch him once more.

Identifying Characteristics

A regal and powerful bearing. The man exudes confidence and militant competence.

Special abilities

The rarest and most epic ability of all: The patience to train Leander.

Apparel & Accessories

Most days, Leonidas is in some variation of military fatigues. On rare occasions, he can be talked into a suit, or chiton closer to those worn in his youth.

Specialized Equipment

The top equipment devised by Kopis Industries are Leonidas' play-things, enchanted gear created directly by Hephaestus Vulcan Olympia to keep his brother-in-law safe.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Of Leonidas' first life many versions pepper popular Human culture to varying degrees of accuracy. The truth remains, Leonidas was a born-royal and became King of Sparta (one of a pair in those days). He married Gorgo and fathered a son. He died fighting impossible odds against the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae. 

These details are no secret. 

So pour another cup of tea and let me regale you of the rest. It was said Leonidas was blessed of Ares Mars Olympia during his youth, as a warrior and child of King Anaxandridas II. This was correct, as by the time Leonidas grew to adulthood, Ares and his consort Aphrodite Venus Ourania and their children made Sparta their home. 

Deimos and Phobos were young in those years, and it was thought the Spartans might contain some special ability to either contain or train the young terror & panic gods. Ares and Aphrodite were still shaken by the events of their retreat from Olympus, volatile and wounded of spirit. Gorgo became a companion of Aphrodite, teaching the Olympian goddess how to find, then release her feminine strength. Leonidas trained with Ares, as did the other warriors in that time. 

Healing comes in many forms, and the chance to live and train in Sparta, to have their children Eros, Deimos & Phobos trained in the Spartan way, to be worshipped as they were not as the Athenians or Olympians perceived them was a blessing Ares and Aphrodite returned ten-fold. Leonidas became a close companion of Ares, eventually touched by both Eros and Aphrodite to find healing in their adorations. 

Harmonia was born to Ares & Aphrodite at this time, with Gorgo as midwife. 

By the time Ares and Aphrodite realized Sparta would know no peace with Deimos & Phobos a constant force, Leonidas was crowned King. Ares and Leonidas had a bittersweet parting, but Ares would not abandon his children or his consort, and instead led his little family to Thrace, where the wilds could better contain the twins. 

Word was sent to Ares too late, messengers either caught or waylaid by tricks of other gods, to prevent Ares from standing at Leonidas' side during the Battle of Thermopylae. When asked why she prevented Ares' reaching his lover, Athene stated only once, "Athens deserved better, and I despised my brother, then." 

Leonidas spent the next eons in the sway of Elysium, until he was resurrected in 1752 AD by the Creatrix. A constant figure at Ares' side since, Leonidas incorporated into the family and won the approval of Ares & Aphrodite's children. He, along with Eros and Harmonia, help keep the Areosides connected.


Leonidas is the COO of Kopis Industries, and the lead strategist for their mercenary division. The man is perpetually busy, when he's not training Leander.

Mental Trauma

Death & his sensations of abandonment by Ares weighted on him, until they reconciled.

Intellectual Characteristics

Quiet of word, easy of laughter and shrewd of mind, Leonidas keeps his mind sharp with perpetual reading and training.

Morality & Philosophy

Culturally speaking, Leonidas still focuses on the world from a Spartan lens.


Betrayal. Cowardice.

Personality Characteristics


Love of family, and the duty to stand up for those who require militant assistance.

Vices & Personality flaws

Strong Wine. Hubris.  Incapacity to see sometimes necessary peaceful non-pugilist solutions.


Contacts & Relations


Family Ties

While his biological family is either deceased or dispersed so many generations from his wife and son, Leonidas is a welcomed addition to the Areosides.

Social Aptitude

Get him when he's off-duty and Leonidas is a good time, easy conversationalist and frequently wishes to play games of skill, or spar.


Leonidas Olympia


Towards Ares Mars Olympia


Ares Mars Olympia


Towards Leonidas Olympia


Aphrodite Venus Ourania

Lover (Important)

Towards Leonidas Olympia



Leonidas Olympia

Lover (Vital)

Towards Aphrodite Venus Ourania



Commonalities & Shared Interests

Ares Mars Olympia

Wealth & Financial state

One third of the Olympian Power Throuple, Leonidas has significant assets through Kopis Industries and from his personal accounts.
Current Status
Betwixt Love and War
Current Location
Date of Death
September 19th
540 480 -60 years old
Circumstances of Birth
Miraculous Royal Pregnancy
Circumstances of Death
The Battle of Thermopylae & the 300.
Sparta, Greece
Place of Death
Thermopylae, Greece
Dark brown
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Olive tanned
Aligned Organization
Other Affiliations
Known Languages
  • Ancient Greek
  • Hellax
  • Modern Greek
  • English
Ruled Locations

Gender Identity

Masculine & Cis-Male, Leonidas is a proud proponent of masculinity.


Leonidas is bisexual. In a throuple with Aphrodite, Leonidas and Ares were married in a blessing ceremony before Hera Juno Olympia, although their union in Midgard waited until civil unions were legalized by Greece in the 2010's.    While he prefers to engage in sensual pursuits with women, Leonidas holds a fierce affection for Ares. Unlike Aphrodite & Ares, Leonidas tends to remain solely devoted to his spouses and does not share their polyamorous ways.

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