IC] â€” Goddess of discord.
Olympian minor goddess of strife (and sister to Ares) whose uninvited attendance at the wedding of Thetis and Peleus effectively brought about the Trojan War. The Olympians had attended en-masse and although Eris was the only one not to be invited she did so anyway. She proceeded to throw a golden apple on to the table inscribed for 'the fairest' which was then quarelled over by Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. Zeus decided that Paris, son of Priam (the king of Troy) was to settle the argument but in choosing Aphrodite and her bribe to give him the most beautiful woman, Paris sealed the fate of his own city. Menelaus, king of Sparta and his brother Agamemnon, king of Argos and their troops laid siege to Troy for ten years to return Helen to her husband, the Spartan king.
the goddess of discord; daughter of Zeus and Hera; Eris is involved in every quarrel, feud and disagreement; her eternal and unforgiving rage was the cause of fear and respect on Olympus, though despised by the Olympians they dared not confront her; though she rode into battle with her brother and companion, Aries, 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.
Is the goddess personifying that quality, her name being translated into Latin as Discordia. Her opposite is Concordia.
(Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
strife, often referred to as soul-destroying
Transplutonian "dwarf planet" formerly known as Xena. Discovered in 2003, this planet is more massive than Pluto and has a moon, Dysnomia. The most massive object yet found in the Kuiper Belt, it is almost 10 billion miles from the Sun (three times farther out than Pluto) and takes more than twice as long as Pluto to orbit the Sun. Eris is the Greek goddess of discord and strife. She stirs up jealousy and envy to cause fighting and anger among men. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, the parents of the Greek hero Achilles, all the gods with the exception of Eris were invited, and, enraged at her exclusion, she spitefully caused a quarrel among the goddesses that led to the Trojan war. Its moon is now officially named Dysnomia, after Eris's daughter, a demon spirit of lawlessness. Eris has no accepted astrological significance. See Xena.
Eris (Greek ÎˆÏÎ¹Ï‚, "Strife") is the Greek goddess of strife and Discordian goddess of chaos, her name being translated into Latin as Discordia. Her Greek opposite is Harmonia, whose Latin counterpart is Concordia. Eris, the solar system's largest known dwarf planet, is named after the goddess.
Eris, the goddess of chaos and discord, is one of the recurring characters from the TV show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. She is voiced by Rachael Mac Farlane.
Eris ( or ), also designated (136199) Eris or 136199 Eris (See Minor planet names), is the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system and the ninth largest body orbiting the Sun directly. It is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO), orbiting the Sun in a region of space known as the scattered disc, just beyond the Kuiper belt, and accompanied by at least one moon, Dysnomia. Mike Brown, who led the Mount Palomar-based discovery team, announced in April 2006 that the Hubble Telescope has measured Eris's diameter to be 2400 km, slightly larger than that of Pluto."http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2006/16/ Hubble Finds 'Tenth Planet' Slightly Larger Than Pluto."