Lux Nova
The Secret Vault: Lux Nova


Please complete the highlighted fields

Register Password Reset

Greek Gods and Goddess: Enyo

[ Home ] [ Books ] [ Encyclopedia ]

Introduction to Enyo

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Enyo and the myths and legends surrounding Enyo, Enyo relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Enyo

Enyo was a goddess of war, from her being part of the triad of Athen-e, that brought sudden destruction, horror and waster of cities. She often connected closely to the god of war Ares, as an assistant, sister, wife, or mother, or probably all of those. She is called the "sister of War" and linked to Eris, (strife and discord,) In some myths she is reported to be the mother of the war god Enyalius, but this one of several epithets of Ares, even though the same myths indicate that Ares was the father. As goddess of war, Enyo is responsible for causing destruction of cities, and said to be 'supreme in war'. In the fall of Troy, Enyo with Eris (Strife), Phobos (Fear), and Deimos ("Dread"), Phobus and Deimos (who might be the male version of Enyo's Graeae sister 'Deino'.) Enyo was also, one of the three Graeae (old ones, or old woman), the grey ones, the other two were pemphredo [alarm, wasp] and Deino [terrible], they were often considered as witches, and were related to Medusa and her sisters, collectively known as the Gorgons. It was the Graeae that Perseus had to gain the information from, of the whereabouts of the Hesperides, the nymphs who guarded Hera' orchard where the Golden Apples grew. The Graeae were Stygian nymphs of the river Styx in Hades-Hell, they were said to be the daughters of Phorcys, and Ceto, thus, also referred to as Phorcydes, they were reported to have only one and one tooth between them, but this is to misunderstand what they represented, Athena-e in her role as being able to bring about sudden destruction.

Popular Greek Gods and Goddess related to Enyo

Articles and Books of Greek Gods and Goddess