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Hellenic Mythology - Eris, Goddess of Discord by EmanuellaKozas Hellenic Mythology - Eris, Goddess of Discord by EmanuellaKozas
EDIT 03/01/2014: Decided to rework her face and colors a bit. This is the new face or my Eris.


HELLENIC MYTHOLOGY - ERIS

Eris (Ancient Greek: Ἔρις, "Strife") is the Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord. Eldest Daughter of the Goddess Nyx, by Parthenogenesis (Virgin Birth). The dwarf planet Eris is named after the goddess, as is the religion Discordianism.

Eris ('Strife') bare painful Ponos ('Toil/Labor'), Lethe ('Forgetfulness') and Limos ('Famine') and tearful Algos (Pains/Sorrows), Hysminai ('Fightings/Combats') also, Makhai ('Battles'), Phonoi ('Murders/Slaughterings'), Androctasiai ('Manslaughters'), Neikea ('Quarrels'), Pseudologoi ('Lies/Falsehoods'), Amphilogiai ('Disputes'), Dysnomia ('Lawlessness') and Ate ('Ruin/Folly'), all of one nature, and Horkos ('Oath') who most troubles men upon earth when anyone wilfully swears a false oath.

The most famous tale of Eris recounts her initiating the Trojan War by causing the Judgement of Paris. The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite had been invited along with the rest of Olympus to the forced wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who would become the parents of Achilles, but Eris had been snubbed because of her troublemaking inclinations.

She therefore (as mentioned at the Kypria according to Proclus as part of a plan hatched by Zeus and Themis) tossed into the party the Apple of Discord, a golden apple inscribed Kallisti – "For the most beautiful one", or "To the Fairest One" – provoking the goddesses to begin quarreling about the appropriate recipient. The hapless Paris, Prince of Troy, was appointed to select the fairest by Zeus. The goddesses stripped naked to try to win Paris' decision, and also attempted to bribe him. Hera offered political power; Athena promised skill in battle; and Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. While Greek culture placed a greater emphasis on prowess and power, Paris chose to award the apple to Aphrodite, thereby dooming his city, which was destroyed in the war that ensued.
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smith4891 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is probably the best depiction of Eris I have seen, not just here on dA, but anywhere! Well done and I love this piece! :)
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Awww thank you for the lovely and uplifting comment. I am very happy you like my Eris. :D
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smith4891 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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LittleGingerSnap Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. I really don't know what more to say about it. Fantastic work!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thank you! I am very happy you like her :)
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ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beauitful
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
^_^
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Ariyaunna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. I was planning on cosplaying Eris at some point in time and I absolutely /love/ the outfit you have her in. So beautiful and perfect for the goddess of discord. (I also love the chaos star on her belt. Good touch.)
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment you made my day! Eris is based on her actual first presentation which was on a Hellenic vase that I saw and was awed with.. Thank you again for your lovely comment! ^_^
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LadyMizra Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist

This is totes awesome. But, when browsing it cut off the r and d, so I thought I was getting the Goddess of Disco. Too bad.

Disco 1-n-d-1-a - Disco Fever :discodance:  

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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Hahah
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yuffiehighwind Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Fantastic
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
^_^
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Filiana Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Wow, it is amazing :la:
I like the golden colours in it!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I like them too! ^_^
Thank you for the comment :D
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Filiana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
You are welcome :)
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Aidylasia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Beautiful
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks :)
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AjnaDreamsAwake Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
She is Beautiful. I would like your permission to include this image for a project, a web page I am creating honouring Eris. You would be credited for the art, with links back to your web page.

Ajna
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
You have my permission, and thank you, I am honored you like my Eris that much :)
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gtgv Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't think Ancient greek gods have wings, at least not in the books I've read :P
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Really?


ERIS - [link]

EROS - [link] (Seneca, Phaedra 186 ff (trans. Miller) (Roman tragedy C1st A.D.) :
"This winged god [Eros] rules ruthlessly throughout the earth).

NIKE - [link] (Aristophanes, Birds 574 ff (trans. O'Neill) (Greek comedy C5th to 4th B.C.) :
"[Winged gods:] Hermes is a god and has wings and flies, and so do many other gods. First of all, Nike (Victory) flies with golden wings, Eros (Love) is undoubtedly winged too, and Iris (Messenger) is compared by Homer to a timorous dove.")

EOS - [link]

EROTES - [link]

BOREAS - [link]

HYPNOS & THANATOS - [link]

IRIS - [link]


I think you should check your resources again. All these are in Hesiod's Theogony.
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gtgv Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Eros..I forgot about this one....true
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Chaos-Blue Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Beautiful blending of colors!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
:D
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ουαου!!!Τελιο!!!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Ευχαριστώ!!!
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Παρακαλω!
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Writer
This is so beautiful! :D And Eris is so awesome!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Indeed she is.. :)
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keren-or Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great drawing; not to mention Eris is by far my favorite deity, fnord :)
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Fnord. :)
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular!!!!!! :blackrose:
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you! ^_^
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :blackrose:
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