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Alala, (Greek: Αλαλα), was the female personification of the war cry in Greek mythology. Her name however means, ironically "dumb, mute"( from the Greek Αλαλοσ), she was an attendant of the war god Ares and the daughter of Polemos (Daemon of War). In Greek mythology Ares' war cry was her name, "Alale alala". Greek soldiers adopted this and would cry out her name as their battle cry. It was reputedly the term is derived from the horrific sounds crows make.

In modern times the producers of Xena used the war-cries "Alalaes", an alternate writing for Alale as a war-cries for the characters of the show.

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