The temple of Ares, located near the hot springs of Colchis just outside the city, is a narrow, austere building. Its crimson columns are symbolic of the rituals held inside. At the far end of the temple's interior is a raised Dias, upon which stands an altar. A depression at the altar's base is there to collect the blood of the sacrifices performed, whether they be from dog or human in honor of the God of War. Just behind the Dias stands a statue of Ares. Ritual baths are to the sides of the temple so that his followers can be purified and mentally clear for both battle and worship.