Soon came a day where Hephaestus was away from home and Aphrodite took the opportunity to called her lover for a visit. All of a sudden, the net fell on the two lovers and they completely intermingled in the net. It was impossible for the couple neither to escape nor to separate. The more they tried, the more they became tangled.
Vengefully, Hephaestus called all the gods of Olympus to laugh at the couple's expense. However, with the intervention of Poseidon, Ares paid a compensation to Hephaestus and eventually, Hephaestus released the couple from the trap.
Aphrodite returned to Cyprus and Ares went to Thrace in Northern Greece, where his center of worship was located.