In the newest issue of Wonder Woman, by Greg Rucka, it was revealed that Ares had been consumed by the madness of war until Aphrodite came down from Mount Olympus with some bracelets that could help calm him down and help him regain his sanity. Ever since then he has been secretly living in Paradise Island in peace. The island, in fact, was created to house him, while the amazons therein it where created to guard him and protect him from anyone that might want to use him.
So you've this myth of a warrior consumed by madness that was presented by his lover with bracelets meant to heal him as a show of love. I can almost see Batman wearing amazonian bracelets as a mean of meditation.
This myth can pretty much serve as a correlation to BM/WW, not that this was Rucka's intention.