And he went on to war as grim as murderous Ares,
his good son Panic stalking beside him, tough, fearless,
striking terror in even the combat-hardened veteran, yes,
both of them marching out of Thrace, geared to fight the Ephyri
or Phlegians great with heart, but they turn deaf ears
to the prayers of both sides at once, handing glory
to either side they choose. So on they marched,
Meriones and Idomeneus commanders of armies
strode to battle helmed in gleaming bronze.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 13, lines 350-358. Meriones returns to the battlefield to join Idomeneus. In an epic simile the two Cretans are compared to god of war Ares and his son Panic as they march out to war.