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Eris depicted in a mural in 5th century BCE Greece

Eris was an Isu[1] known to the Ancient Greeks as the personification and goddess of strife and discord. Her Roman counterpart was called Discordia.

Biography

In Greek mythology, at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Eris dropped an Apple of Eden into the proceedings as a prize for beauty. This led Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to compete, calling on the Trojan prince Paris to judge. Upon being promised Helen of Sparta, Paris named Aphrodite the most beautiful. Paris' kidnapping of Helen soon led to the Trojan War.[2] Later, people falsely believed that Eris started the war with her guiles, rather than the powerful artifact.[3]

Behind the scenes

The name Ἔρις (éris) is Greek for 'strife, quarrel, discord'.

The mural depicting Eris with a knife in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is based on a painting on an amphora from Late Classical period, depicting the Battle of the Giants and Gods.

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