phobos (foh-bos) Poor Phobos was the god of fear. His mom was Aphrodite, but heâ€™d often join his dad, Ares, in battle. We think that created this little scaredycat. TODAY This guy takes everything Mama said to heart. He will not jaywalk, go into dark alleys, or go outside with his hair wet. You could try having fun with him at a party, but heâ€™d likely end up drunk, crying in the corner.