September 1, 2023
Eris, the goddess of disruption
“Eris, Roman Discordia, in Greco-Roman mythology, the personification of strife. She was called the daughter of Nyx (Night) by Hesiod, but she was sister and companion of Ares (the Roman Mars) in Homer’s version. Eris is best known for her part in starting the Trojan War. When she alone of the gods was not invited to the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, she threw among the guests a golden apple inscribed “For the most beautiful.” Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each claimed it, and Zeus assigned the decision to Paris, then a shepherd on Mount Ida. Paris awarded the apple to Aphrodite, who then helped him win Helen of Troy. In the war that resulted, Hera and Athena remained implacable enemies of Troy.” (britannica.com)
Symbol: Golden Apple of Discord
Parents: Nyx (the personification of night) or, Zeus and Hera
Eris was the one goddess in the Greek world
who did more than just start every fight,
she was also the last to end one.
~ goddess of strife
~ at the heart of every disagreement and argument in ancient Greece
~ she delighted in people’s unhappiness
~ her siblings had domains such as death, misery, doom, and old age
~ not only Ares’ sister, but also often appeared as his companion
~ Eris didn’t chose sides, the hatred and misery of war affected both sides equally
~ an image that showed up when I searched for “Eris covid” ~
Eris ~ the new covid variant
“Viruses mutate, so it was only a matter of time before yet another new SARS-CoV-2 strain (the virus that causes COVID-19) emerged and started to spread. This summer, that strain is called EG.5, or, informally, Eris (nicknamed after the Greek goddess of strife and discord). A descendant of Omicron, Eris is already the dominant coronavirus subvariant in the country, infecting more people than any other single strain.” (yalemedicine.org)
“Based on the available evidence, WHO officials say there is no suggestion the sub-variant is causing more severe disease and the risks are no higher than other current variants of interest.”
bring harmony into your life…
when things get chaotic,
remember to take a deep breath
and push all that nonsense away from you
hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!