I honestly hated how PJATO flanderized some aspects of Greek mythology and whitewashed them. They were pretty horrible in some aspects due to differing cultural viewpoints (which offends our XXI century sensibilities) but seriously, if you’re going to use the Greek pantheon and the whole mythology that comes with it, don’t sweep things under the rug like it’s no big deal.
But this thread isn’t about that.
You, good sir/madam, are doing gods’ work. Plenty of people who shit on Ares, but not many who see past his failures and acknowledge that he was quite a better parent than most Greek goods.
My Ares mythology was pretty rusty anyway, so it was nice to get an impromptu refresher on him
Also, it’s funny that people who have said Kratos have the Spartan demi/god in mind, because the actual Kratos from mythology was more low-key and didn’t feature as much in myths (though he was quite brutal as well, at least in Prometheus Bound).
As for me, I’d say either Athena or Nike. Athena because she was the one Greek goddess I’ve kinda liked the most for some years (I even have a statuette of her armed with spear and shield and with her owl lol), but I suppose it’s because she embodies aspects that have interesting relationship between them: warfare (though I always thought it was ‘strategic’ warfare) and wisdom.
However, her virgin status is a problem, so I’d probably go for Nike/Victoria. She’d be a pretty good mother: as the personification of Victory, she’d always encourage me to be better and improve myself in order to succeed in anything I did. Yeah, moms do that already, but imagine the Goddess of Victory doing it. That’d be fucking awesome! Also, if I’m not mistaken, she was the one to drive Zeus’ chariot every time he rode into battle with his lightning bolts. So yeah, Nike is really awesome as far as minor gods/goddesses go. And I’d also get to hang out with Athena too, since they seem to be pretty much best pals. Athena would be a pretty cool Aunt, I think.
As for powers, I’d probably have the chance to grow wings and fly (Nike was one of the few, if not the only, goddess/divine being to keep her winged imagery from earlier versions through evolution and cultural diaspora), I’d also like some reality-bending powers, basically having a probability of odds kinda thing that sort of helped me achieve VICTORY in anything I set out to do. I’d be happy with that,
Nike best mom!