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Eris and Her Golden Apple

Eris (Goddess)

The Romans left a likeness of Her for posterity - She was shown as a grotesque woman with a pale and ghastly look, Her eyes afire, Her garment ripped and torn, and as concealing a dagger in Her Bosom. Actually, most women look pale and ghastly when concealing a chilly dagger in their bosoms.

Her geneology is from the Greeks and is utterly confused. Either She was the twin of Ares and the daughter of Zeus and Hera; or She was the daughter of Nyx, goddess of night (who was either the daughter or wife of Chaos, or both), and Nyx's brother, Erebus, and whose brothers and sisters include Death, Doom, Mockery, and Friendship. And that She begat Forgetfulness (note that Forgetfulness should doubtlessly be pink, not red, with perhaps a touch of bright teal) , Quarrels, Lies, and a bunch of gods and goddesses like that.

One day Mal-2 consulted his Pineal Gland and asked Eris if She really created all of those terrible things. She told him that She had always liked the Old Greeks, but that they cannot be trusted with historic matters. "They were," She added, "victims of indigestion, you know."

Discordia print by Philip Galle, S

Engravings depicting the Roman goddess Discordia were once popular among Catholics

Suffice it to say that Eris is not hateful or malicious. But She is mischievous, and does get a little bitchy at times.

Eris aka Discordia's siblings are sister Aneris aka Harmonia and brother Spirituality aka Spirituality aka Spirituality aka Spirituality-as-a-link-of-the-particular-shade-of-purple-that-colors-links-on-this-wiki-but-without-the-underline.

The Trojan War and Other Homeric Accomplishments[]

Due to her reputation as a troublemaker, Zeus did not invite Eris to the marriage of Thetis and Peleus: Discordians refer to this as The Original Snub. So, she took up a Golden Apple in which she carved καλλίστη (To the fairest/To the prettiest one) and threw it into the crowd. It is traditionally told that Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena fought over it as Eris went off to enjoy a hot dog, but the rest of those vain gods got into the act as well. Of course this is due to the fact that the golden apple was actually made of acapulco gold. This, naturally, led to the Trojan War. The day of the marriage is thought to be Setting Orange.

Early mentions[]


“Eris Dea discordia” (Eris, Goddess of discord) in a book published over 300 years ago

One of the earliest Latin references to “Eris Dea discordia” (Eris, Goddess of discord) was in a book published over 300 years ago, “Jubilation of the Eucharist of Heavenly Zion, six hundred anagrams, from the program of the Eucharist…" by Benedictine Joanne Weinckens. The passage mixes Pagan and Christian mythology, the Goddess Eris is contrasted with Jesus (Jesu).

Literature and other Media[]

Eris appears in a number of more recent stories, including:

All of these appearances are Eris, but none of them are the same Eris.

External Links[]

Her Facebook page

the Original Snub

Subcategory Q1€[]

For the bane of astronomers everywhere, see Eris (planet).
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