the Greek goddess of strife, her name being translated into Latin as Discordia. Her Greek opposite is Harmonia, whose Latin counterpart is Concordia. Homer equated her with the war-goddess Enyo. Eris, the solar system's largest known dwarf planet, is named after the goddess.
Eris in popular culture: Edit
- Eris appears on the Cartoon Network show The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy as a rival of Mandy, Grim, and Billy, voiced by Rachael MacFarlane.
In the episode "Complete and Utter Chaos", she causes chaos to grip Grim, Billy, and Mandy by giving them "The Golden Apple of Chaos and Discord", a more elaborate title for the mythological Apple of Discord. She is drawn to resemble pop star Madonna. See Eris (Billy and Mandy) for more information about the TV version.
- Eris appears as the main antagonist in the film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
- Eris also appears in Wonder Woman as one of her major antagonists during George Pérez's tenure on the title. She clashed with Wonder Woman on several occasions until she was killedby the Son of Vulcan during the "War of The Gods". She resurfaced years later as part of a plot engineered by her brothers,
Phobos and Deimos, to merge Gotham City with the Areopagus, Ares's throne capital.
- In the video game Discworld Noir, based on the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, Eris is parodied as Errata, goddess of misunderstandings, and is claimed to be responsible for the "Tsortean War".
- Discordia is the name that Stephen King uses in his Dark Tower series for the surroundings
of the Crimson King's castle, as a place of desolation, despair and plague, death and deep horrors.
- The Greek Goddess Eris features heavily in the anthology Liber Malorum - Children Of The Apple,
woven and edited by Sean Scullion. In this work, Eris features primarily as a goddess of chaos and synchronicity and an alternate version of her mythology is presented in one of the short stories within. In this story, the Apple of Discord was to be presented as a genuine wedding present to Thetis, and Eris is abdicated from any wrong-doing. In this retelling of the Erisian myth, it's the greed and vanity of the other goddesses that caused the squabble rather than it coming from Eris intentions.