Sparta (also known as Lacedaemeon) is situated on the southern Peloponnesus, and was originally founded during the Dorian invasions. Where the Dorians had in some cities managed to enmesh themselves into a place of aristocratic neutrality with the general populace, in other cities, the Dorians held tight rule which relegated the native citizens to the status of serfs. Sparta was one such a city, where strict dominion was held over the city, and its occupants.

Aries- God of war was a patron god of the city, of wars, battles, and warriors, and also of fearlessness in battle.

Artemis of the animals - Artemis was a patron Goddess of Sparta, also associated with warriors, and adolescence, specifically when dealing with changes from childhood to adulthood.

The city of Sparta was originally founded during and after the Mycenaean War, in which the Dorian Spartans crossed the Taygetus mountains and took the territory of the Messenia. However, the original occupants of Messenia did not easily submit to the Spartans' rule, and thus, in 640 BC the Messenians revolted. The revolt nearly defeated the Spartans, but they managed to hold strong and continued their rule over the Messenian region. However, obviously outnumbered by the native population of Messenia, and accompanied by other political stresses, the Spartans responded by enacting a military government, or a military oligarchy, formulated by, according to the Spartans, Lycurgus. In such an oligarchic polis, the native population of Messenia was relegated to the status of agricultural slavery, or helots, which only amounted to a life of meek serfdom. Above the helots in status were the perioeci. The perioeci were, as near as scholars can tell, the traders, merchants, and foreigners of Spartan society, who were allowed a larger amount of freedom than the helots. It is thought that they were, perhaps, the Messenian nobles. Atop both the helots, and the perioeci, were the Spartiate. A Spartiate could trace their...