The Goddess of Strife, Discord, Chaos, Contention, Rivalry and Hate.
Counterparts & Possible Connections
Closely identified with war-goddess Enyo (Greek)
Sometimes daughter to Nyx & Erebos or Zeus & Hera
Sometimes friend or sister to Ares (due to association with war)
Eris was the mother of the Kakodaimones, the evil spirits which plagued mankind
Some believe the spirits released by Pandora to be the offspring of Eris
Her opposite is Harmonia (Greek) or Concordia (Roman)
Myths Associated with Eris
Because of Eris' disagreeable nature she was the only goddess not to be invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. When she turned up anyway, she was refused admittance and, in a rage, threw a golden apple amongst the goddesses inscribed "To the fairest." Three goddesses laid claim it, and in their rivalry brought about the events which led to the Trojan War.
The tale of sleeping beauty is partly inspired by Eris and the golden apple of discord.
Eris by Candy Palmer
Eris on an Attic plate, ca. 575–525 BC
Eris by Sandra Duchiewicz
There are always variations when it comes to Mythology. The majority of the information provided in this section comes directly from these two sources: