Ethiopian Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Ares Mahrem

The name for Ares in Ethiopia. Occasionally called Ares Mahrem.


A messenger-bird from god. This bird was sent to tell the Galla tribes that they could become immortal by removing their skins when they grew old but the bird, in return for food, gave the message to a snake who thereafter was able to grow by sloughing its skin. As punishment, the gods inflicted a painful disease on the bird. On occassion, called Holawaka.
Ethiopian Mythology