Aspis of Ares

If you’ve read my blog more than once, you’re probably familiar with the Spartoi, warriors who spring from the ground fully formed. They are children of Ares, and are often savage and single-minded. Little did you know, you are surrounded by spartoi every day. I am talking, of course, about ants.

Yes, you heard me correctly. I said ants. Ants are fascinating creatures. Their societies are highly organized with a queen at the top, followed by a soldier class, and finally the workers. They never see the earth’s surface until they are fully grown, and are one of the few species on earth known to go to war. Using some believe is a sophisticated hive mind, entire armies of ants scour entire regions looking for resources, fighting anything that gets in their way.

One species of ant, the Argentine ant, are very similar in behavior to humans. They are prolific…

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