Enyo in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(Ἐνυώ), the goddess of war, who delights in bloodshed and the destruction of towns, and accompanies Mars in battles. (Hom. Il. 5.333, 592; Eustath. p. 140.) At Thebes and Orchomenos, a festival called Ὁμολώϊα was celebrated in honour of Zeus, Demeter, Athena and Enyo, and Zeus was said to have received the surname of Homoloius from Homolois, a priestess of Enyo. (Suid. s. v.; comp. Müller, Orchom. p. 229, 2nd edit.) A statue of Enyo, made by the sons of Praxiteles, stood in the temple of Ares at Athens. (Paus. 1.8.5.) Among the Graeae in Hesiod (Hes. Th. 273) there is one called Enyo. Respecting the Roman goddess of war see BELLONA. - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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