According to Diana, Strife has most often been seen in the company of her brother Ares as War and violence often follows Discord. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. It was so named ("block of discord") because it features four different interpretations of Modernisme architecture: Antoni Gaudí's Casa Batlló, Lluís Domènech i Montaner's Casa Lleó Morera, Josep Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller, and Enric Sagnier's Casa Mulleras. Re: Question about Eris Golden Apple's Puzzle Another easy way that I've remembered it was (this is as you're facing the puzzle), left, right, center. Hera offered political power; Athena promised infinite wisdom; and Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. Strife is Wonder Woman's half-sister through Zeus. Documentation on how to edit this page can be found at Template:NPCInfobox/doc. In Latin sources, the word is formosissima. Zeus] who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men. If you use any of the content on this page in your own work, please use the code below to cite this page as the source of the content. "Robert Anton Wilson: Searching For Cosmic Intelligence" by Jeffrey Elliot, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eris_(mythology)&oldid=984817511, Articles having same image on Wikidata and Wikipedia, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2019, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 08:18. The most famous tale of Eris recounts her initiating the Trojan War by causing the Judgement of Paris. The most popular version of the inscription is ΤΗ ΚΑΛΛΙΣΤΗΙ (Ancient Greek: τῇ καλλίστῃ, romanized: tē(i) kallistē(i), Modern Greek: τη καλλίστη ti kallisti; "for/to the most beautiful"). Athena promised Paris wisdom; Hera offered power, but Aphrodite tempted Paris with something he couldn’t turn down: the most beautiful mortal woman ever born. It all began when Eris the Goddess of Discord discovered she was un-invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. It had inscribed on it "TO THE FAIREST". In the Eixample district of Barcelona, there is a block nicknamed in Spanish La manzana de la discordia (Catalan: L'illa de la discòrdia). He then disguised her as a slave, presenting her to Aedon. Because of this, the Roman goddess corresponding to the Greek Eris was named "Discordia". In ancient myth she is also identified with the Greek goddess Adrestia. She's sarcastic, venomous, and a drinker, though both Diana and Hermes considers her mentality like that of a spiteful child. I am chaos. An apple of discord is the core, kernel, or crux of an argument, or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute. With one apple, she managed to start a decades-long drama. Her Roman counterpart is Discordia. https://wonder-woman.fandom.com/wiki/Eris?oldid=28252. If there were a deity for Internet trolls, people who post on a comment thread just to stir people up, Eris would be that goddess. In this telling, Eris becomes something of a patron saint of chaotic creation: I am chaos. Use your newly acquired Legion Tokens to beat her at her game. Each of the goddesses offered him a gift for the apple. Eris was not invited to a wedding between Thetis and Peleus. In Hesiod's Works and Days 11–24, two different goddesses named Eris are distinguished: So, after all, there was not one kind of Strife alone, but all over the earth there are two. The reason for this usage is that manzana means both "apple" and "city block" in Spanish. This is known as the Aneristic Illusion.[6]. Her Roman equivalent is Discordia, which means "discord". Eris possessed the super villain Poison Ivy while her brothers possessed the Joker and the Scarecrow They were later defeated by the combined efforts of Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, Troia, Wonder Girl, Nightwing, Artemis, and the Huntress. 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. [1] Homer equated her with the war-goddess Enyo, whose Roman counterpart is Bellona. In the New 52, Eris has been redesigned and is mostly referred to as Strife. The goddesses stripped naked to try to win Paris's decision, and also attempted to bribe him. One of these times happened during the wedding of Peleus, a Greek king who was marrying Thetis, a sea nymph. For the god of love, see, "Discordia" redirects here. [7], The concept of Eris as developed by the Principia Discordia is used and expanded upon in the science fiction work The Illuminatus! After Eris found out that she was not invited, she crashed the wedding and threw the apple inscribed with the word "kallisti" or "for the fairest". When Queen Hippolyta agreed to open her country of Themyscera to the outside world, Eris used the Golden Apples of Discord to make the various United Nations dignitaries fight among one another. Eris's Greek opposite is Harmonia, whose Roman counterpart is Concordia. After Eris found out that she was not invited, she crashed the wedding and threw the apple inscribed with the word "kallisti" or "for the fairest". She also has a son whom she named Strife. [9][10] While, the inscription in the Apple of Discord she threw at the wedding banquet, inspires the popular phrase in Walt Disney's fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 'to the fairest'. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free. [5], Discordian Eris is looked upon as a foil to the preoccupation of western philosophy in attempting find order in the chaos of reality, in prescribing order to be synonymous with truth. The Principia Discordia states that her parents may be as described in Greek legend, or that she may be the daughter of Void. She had no temples in ancient Greece (Concordia had several in Italy),[citation needed] and functions essentially as a personification, as which she appears in Homer and many later works. In Nonnus's Dionysiaca, 2.356, when Typhon prepares to battle with Zeus: Eris ("Strife") was Typhon's escort in the melée, Nike ("Victory") led Zeus to battle. Ἔρις, "Strife") tossed in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis as a prize of beauty, thus sparking a vanity-fueled dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War.[2]. Eris was the goddess of conflict and dispute, which is basically like being the goddess of pointless arguments that end in fistfights — or even entire Trojan Wars, as we’ll see. An apple of discord is the core, kernel, or crux of an argument, or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute. Helen, the world’s most beautiful woman, was already married. Eris is said to be the child of Zeus and Hera, the king and queen of the gods of Olympus, but in other myths, she’s the daughter of Erebus and Nyx, the king and queen of the darkest night. All of the A-list Olympian gods had been invited. Three laid claim to it--Hera, Aphrodite and Athena--and in their rivalry brought about the events leading up to the Trojan War. That conflict became known as the Trojan War. 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. In ancient myth she is also identified with the Greek goddess Adrestia. In the Eixample district of Barcelona, there is a block nicknamed in Spanish La manzana de la discordia (Catalan: L'illa de la discòrdia). In this work, Eris is a major character.[8]. Eris is the goddess of strife and chaos, and is the creator of the Golden Apple of Discord famously written in the story of the Trojan War. In some later sources, Eris inscribed on the apple "for the fair"[3] or "to the most beautiful" before tossing it. 7-10-14, 5:21:49 PM #4 Wonder Woman Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. Ἔρις, "Strife") tossed in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis as a prize of beauty, thus sparking a vanity-fueled dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War.[2]. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to ignore individuals like Eris. The reason for this usage is that manzana means both "apple" and "city block" in Spanish. "Apple of Discord") but Zankapfel ("Quarrel-apple") and rarely Erisapfel; the Dutch is twistappel ("Strife-apple"). [5], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Apple_of_Discord&oldid=977782392, Wikipedia pending changes protected pages, Articles containing Catalan-language text, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 23:25. In Latin sources, the word is formosissima. She is best known as a goddess of chaos; She is mischievous and something of a trickster. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. "Apple of Discord") but Zankapfel ("Quarrel-apple") and rarely Erisapfel; the Dutch is twistappel ("Strife-apple"). "They were," She added, "victims of indigestion, you know." But she is mischievous, and does get a little bitchy at times. In Hesiod's Theogony (226–232), Strife, the daughter of Night, is less kindly spoken of as she brings forth other personifications as her children: The other Strife is presumably she who appears in Homer's Iliad Book IV; equated with Enyo as sister of Ares and so presumably daughter of Zeus and Hera: Strife whose wrath is relentless, she is the sister and companion of murderous Ares, she who is only a little thing at the first, but thereafter grows until she strides on the earth with her head striking heaven. Aphrodite offered him the love of Helen of Sparta, who was married to King Menelaus. They asked Zeus to decide who received the apple and he told them that Paris of Troy was to choose the fairest. Her spirit resurfaced years later as part of a plot engineered by her also dead brothers Phobos and Deimos to merge Gotham City with the Aeropagus, Ares' throne capital. About the only individual who was happy with this turn of events was — you guessed it — Eris.