Thursday, 14 November 2013


Eris with golden apple
                                               In Greek mythology, Eris is described as personification of strife. Eris is described as daughter of Nyx (night) and according to other version as a daughter of Zeus and Hera. Eris was the friend and sister of Ares, and with him she delights in the tumult of war, increasing the moaning of men. She is insatiable in her desire for bloodshed and after all the other gods have withdrawn from the battle field, she still remains rejoicing over the havoc that has been made. Eris is described as the mother of a variety of allegorical being, which are the causes or representative of man's misfortunes.
Eris in battle field

                                    When Eris alone was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, she threw down among the guests a golden apple inscribed "for the most beautiful." Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each claimed it, and Zeus assigned the task of judging to the Trojan Paris. He awarded the apple to Aphrodite, who in return helped him carry off the beautiful Helen, an act that triggered war.  


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