In ancient Greek mythology, Enyo was the goddess of war and destruction. She is connected with Ares who was the war god. Enyo was usually shown as the sister and companion for Ares the God of war. Sometimes she was called the “Sister of War” or the “Sacker of Cities.” Her role was going into battle alongside her brother Ares. She was the daughter of the powerful Greek God Zeus and his wife Hera, the goddess of marriage.
Enyo was usually part of helping Ares to plan to destroy many cities. She would often be a part of these attacks on the cities with Ares. She was part of the war of the Seven Against Thebes. Enyo also participated in a war that Dionysus, the god of wine, had against the Indians.
In another important part of Greek mythology, Enyo was part of spreading terror during the fall of the city of Troy. She helped spread terror along with three others: Eris, the goddess of strife; Phobos (also known as Fear); and Deimos (also known as Dread). These four were seen on the shield of Achilles, a hero in Greek mythology.
In another famous part of mythology, the powerful Zeus had a battle with a monster called Typhon. Enyo enjoyed seeing the battle so much that she would not choose a side in the fight.
Enyo’s name is mentioned in classical Greek literature, including a classic work by Homer, the “Iliad.” In this story, Homer describes Enyo as ranking highly amongst the Goddesses when it came to battle. Homer said that Enyo ranked as high as Athena when it came to doing battle with men.
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