Eris   EE ris

Goddess of Discord

Sister of Ares (the god of War), daughter of Zeus and Hera, the hand of Eris can be seen in every quarrel, feud and disagreement. Her eternal and unforgiving rage was the cause of fear and respect on Mount Olympos (Olympus), though despised by the Olympians they dared not confront her.

She rode into battle with her brother and companion, Ares, but she was more generally known for the less deadly forms of conflict; political strife, personal contention, rivalry and wrangling.

She is often confused with the Roman goddess, Discordia.

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Eris in The Iliad (listed by book and line)

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