Gods of Olympus


In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of strife, rivalry and warfare. She was the daughter of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera. Other sources say her mother was Nyx.

Her opposite is the goddess Harmonia.

She accompanied her brother Ares on his battle expeditions. On the battlefield, she sowed strife and discord among the soldiers.

She is best known for her "apple of discord", which was at the beginning of the Trojan War. Eris was not invited to the wedding of Péleus and Thetis, so she threw an apple with the inscription "to the fairest" among the wedding guests. The goddesses (Hera, Athena and Aphrodite) immediately began to argue over which of them the apple belonged to and was therefore the most beautiful. Zeus left this decision up to the Trojan prince Paridus, who eventually awarded it to Aphrodite.